Change Screen Options

WordPress allows you to change how some admin page content displays on your screen. The available options change depending on whether you're editing a post, managing users, or performing another task. This document explains changing Screen Options.


Before you start

You'll need a user account.



  1. Log in to your site.
  2. Navigate to Users, Pages, or Posts. In the top-right corner, click Screen Options

    Screenshot of Screen Options menu location.

    A fly down menu opens: 

    Some available Screen Options

  3. Change any of the available options (These will vary depending on your current page):
    • Boxes: Toggles what displays on the screen.
    • Number of items per page: Changes the number of posts, authors, or other items to display on one page. The maximum value is 999.
    • Layout: Toggles whether items display in one or two columns.
    • Columns: Toggles which columns display in a table.
  4. Depending on your screen, you may need to click Apply.


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