Can’t Find a Setting for a Page?

So, you're working in WordPress and want to make a change to something, but you can't find the settings on the page.  The instructions say it's in there, but you can't see it.

It's probably hidden.   WorldPress hides some options on pages to keep the screen cleaner and simpler -- much like the way some tool bars are collapsed on other software.

The best place to start is through the 'Screen Options' box.

See a Screen Option

  1. You need to be in the DashboardDisplaying Screen Options for WordPress
  2. On the top right hand side of the screen, look for a tab labeled 'Screen Options'
  3. Click on it
    A grey box will drop down outlining the items that can be added to your screen.
  4. Check what you want to appear on the screen (or remove)
  5. Click on the 'Screen Options' tab again to remove the grey box.


Screen options are standard throughout WordPress -- you'll see it on every page.  It's a good place to start to find something.

If it's not there, maybe you're in the wrong place, or don't have permission to use the feature.

There's also a help tab by  the Screen Option one.   It's good for finding out how to use the screen you're on.

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