How to hide WordPress Update nags

WordPress Update Nag

Yes, it’s that time again. A new WordPress version is available and your client or users are presented with the WordPress Update Nag. You’ve probably had the client reach out about this and it’s annoying because it doesn’t go away.

Generally it’s good practice to wait a little before updating to major versions of WordPress because small updates soon follow with fixes. But you probably don’t want your clients seeing the update nags.

Don’t worry, we can hide the update nag using the White Label Pro plugin.

Hiding the Update Nag

To hide the update nag, simply go to settings in the WordPress admin menu and then click on the White Label menu. Inside the White Label menu, look for the ‘misc‘ tab and find the update nags section.

Update nag setting in the White Label plugin
Turn off WordPress update nags inside the White Label Pro Plugin

You’ll have 3 options.

  1. WordPress Default
  2. All Administrators
  3. Only White Label Administrators

Let’s dive into these a little more…

WordPress Default

This option will not change anything. By default all administrators will see WordPress update nag and be able to click to start the update. All other users will see the update nag prompting them to nag the site administrator.

All Administrators

This option will show the update nag to all administrators. The nags will be hidden from all non-administrators.

Only White Label Administrators

Only White Label Administrators will be able to see any update nags. You can read more about White Label administrators here.

Once you’ve selected one of the options, simply hit save! That’s it. Your WordPress update nags are removed for good, or at least until you decide to change the settings again.

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