Advanced Customizations

Disable Admin Classic Editor Notice

By default, SettingsPage BuilderGeneral: Use Classic Editor for new posts is enabled. When a new post is created in a post type for the first time, an admin notice is displayed, letting the user know about the default and where to change it. The below filter can be used to disable this notice.

add_filter( 'so_panels_show_classic_admin_notice', '__return_false' );

Disable Pages Add New Dropdown

Disable the editor type dropdown displayed next to the PagesAdd New button. Applies to all post types.

add_filter( 'so_panels_show_add_new_dropdown_for_type', '__return_false' );

Disable Block Editor “Add SiteOrigin Layout Block” Button

Disable the Add SiteOrigin Layout Block button that appears under the Block Editor when a SiteOrigin Layout Block hasn’t been inserted.

add_filter( 'siteorigin_layout_block_show_add_button', '__return_false' );

Remove Page Builder News Dashboard Widget

function so_remove_dashboard_news() {
	remove_meta_box( 'so-dashboard-news', 'dashboard', 'normal' );
add_action( 'admin_menu', 'so_remove_dashboard_news' );

Remove Sydney Theme Default Row Padding

By default the theme Sydney adds 100px top and bottom padding. The below snippet will change this 100px default to 0.

function so_sydney_padding_override( $attr, $style ) {
	if ( empty( $style['padding'] ) ) {
		$attr['style'] .= 'padding: 0; ';

	return $attr;
add_filter( 'siteorigin_panels_row_style_attributes', 'so_sydney_padding_override', 15, 2 );