How to Customize Your WordPress Post Edit Screen

The WordPress admin is more customizable than most people realize. Did you know that you can rearrange the boxes in the Post edit screen?

screenshot of wordpress post editor

Here’s how it’s done:

First, hide all of the boxes you don’t use at all. As discussed in tip #5, you can do this by clicking on the “Screen Options” tab in the top-right corner, and unchecking the corresponding boxes.

Then, to rearrange the remaining boxes, simply click anywhere on the top section of a box, and drag it into a new location. You can move any box you want except for the post editor itself. Every box can be positioned in the sidebar, or below the post editor.


Personally, I’m so used to the default layout, the only box I like to move is the Excerpt box, but you can arrange the screen however you’d like.

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