How to: Disable the “please update now” message in WP dashboard

February 23, 2009 at 10:06 am

When a new version of WordPress is available, a message asking you to update your WP installation is displayed on your dashboard. Even if you better update, sometimes you may want to hide this message. Here is how to do it.

To get rid of the “Please update now” message in your WordPress dashboard, simply paste the following code on your functions.php file.

if ( !current_user_can( 'edit_users' ) ) {
  add_action( 'init', create_function( '$a', "remove_action( 'init', 'wp_version_check' );" ), 2 );
  add_filter( 'pre_option_update_core', create_function( '$a', "return null;" ) );

Thanks to Joost de Valk for this great code snippet!