Remove WP Update Nags

Remove WP Update Nags

This week I would like to promote the latest WordPress plugin I released on Monday.

It is called Remove WP Update Nags and it does exactly what it says on the label.

If you have decided to stay on WordPress version 4.9.x instead of joining the block-craze going on in WP-circles, then you will quickly get tired of the constant nags all over the WordPress Dashboard.

The Remove WP Update Nags plugin takes care of the following nags:

  • it removes the main nag that shows at the top of every page
  • it removes the Updates submenu of the main Dashboard sidebar menu; plugins and themes updates can be seen on their resp. pages
  • it hides the update nag from the At a Glance dashboard widget
  • it adjusts the admin footer by simply showing the current version of the WP install instead of the line with a link

The plugin also adds a few filters to make sure the site only receive minor (point release) updates. In other words the auto update to 4.9.x is allowed, but the auto update to 5.x.x is not.

And of course the plugin is compatible with both WP 5.x and ClassicPress, although there is not a real need to use it on any of those installs.

There are no settings, simply install and be free from update nags.

Download available from the WordPress Plugins Directory and issues can be reported via Github.

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