Tired of seeing the “A new version of WordPress is available! Please update now” message in the header and footer of your WordPress blog admin screen? I was too and wanted to find a way to disable this message so it would quit bugging me.
I actually almost always upgrade my WordPress to the latest version but I’m holding off on upgrading to 2.5 because I really don’t like it. I know, you hear all the rants and raves about the cool new features which I like as well but there are a few reasons I don’t want to upgrade quite yet. You can read about this in my other post.
So the quickest way to disable the WordPress new version alert message without modifying the code is to install a plugin called “Disable WordPress Core Update“. The plugin itself is only two lines of code which look like this:
add_action( 'init', create_function( '$a', "remove_action( 'init', 'wp_version_check' );" ) );
add_filter( 'pre_option_update_core', create_function( '$a', "return null;" ) );
Essentially it’s removing the function that checks for a new WordPress version so you don’t need to edit the core WordPress .php files. Using this plugin will NOT affect your plugin upgrade messages which is great. It’s important to keep those updated as well especially with the latest 2.5 version of WordPress now out. Lots of plugin developers are upgrading their code to make sure it’s compliant with 2.5.
So download this new plugin if you’re like me and tired of seeing those WordPress upgrade messages.
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