Thank you, I didn't try that approach, instead, I realized I can change the settings directly from the code. So I'm baking in my settings into my plugin and setting them in the init.
How to stop MOTD from loading?
The MOTD keeps loading on my site. How can I disable this?
have you removed the widget?
@Scuzz Sorry, I figured it out, I have to put
<div widget-area="sidebar" class="col-lg-3 col-sm-12 hidden"></div>as required.