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Hook Name: screen_options_show_screen

In WordPress, the screen_options_show_screen hook is a filter hook that allows developers to control the visibility of the Screen Options tab on various screens within the WordPress admin area.

The Screen Options tab, located in the top-right corner of the admin screens, provides users with the ability to customize the elements and options displayed on that particular screen. By default, this tab is visible, but with the screen_options_show_screen hook, developers can modify its visibility based on their specific needs.

This hook is particularly useful when building custom admin screens or when you want to restrict users from modifying certain options on specific screens. By leveraging this hook, developers can enhance the user experience by providing a more streamlined and focused interface.

Example Usage:

Here’s an example of how you can use the screen_options_show_screen hook to hide the Screen Options tab on a custom admin screen:

function hide_screen_options() {
    $screen = get_current_screen();

    // Check if the current screen is your custom screen
    if ($screen->id === 'my_custom_screen') {
        return false; // Hide the Screen Options tab

    return true; // Show the Screen Options tab for other screens
add_filter('screen_options_show_screen', 'hide_screen_options');

In the above code, the hide_screen_options function is hooked into the screen_options_show_screen filter. It first retrieves the current screen object using the get_current_screen function. Then, it checks if the current screen ID matches the ID of your custom screen (my_custom_screen in this case). If it does, the function returns false, effectively hiding the Screen Options tab for that screen. For all other screens, the function returns true, allowing the Screen Options tab to be shown.

Remember to replace 'my_custom_screen' with the appropriate ID of your custom admin screen.

By utilizing the screen_options_show_screen hook, you have fine-grained control over the visibility of the Screen Options tab, providing a customized and efficient user experience within the WordPress admin area.

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