How To Hide WordPress’s “Update Now” Notice

We all love WordPress, but recently they have been pumping out new version faster than we can keep up.

I make websites for clients using WordPress, and one of the most annoying things is the banner displayed at the top of the admin area, saying there is a new version, and becuase of that, they want their website update now!

Like all clients, as soon as my clients see this, they have to have their website updated immediately! And then I have to go through all the joys of making sure all the plugins works etc.

So to overcome this annoying update notification, I came up witht the following solution:

I wrote a plugin called "Hide WP Nag"

It simply calls the built-in WordPress function remove_action( 'admin_notices'.
Its really simple and works very well.

I don't know how backward compatible it is, but it works in all version since 2.8.3 to 2.8.6,

You can download the . Unzip it and then upload to your /plugin directory and activate as usual.

For those propellor heads like myself, that want to see how it works, here is the plugin in all its glory 🙂

Plugin Name: Hide WP Update Reminder
Plugin URI:
Description: Allows you to remove the upgrade Nag screen from view
Author: Bruce Hearder
Version: 1.0
Author URI:
function bhhidenag()
remove_action( 'admin_notices', 'update_nag', 3 );

I hope this helps

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