This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Disable WordPress Theme Updates


Completely disables the theme update checking system in WordPress 2.8 and later. The plugin prevents WordPress from checking for updates, and prevents any notifications from being displayed on the Themes page. Ideal for administrators of multiple WordPress installations.

Please note!

It’s important that you keep your WordPress themes up to date. If you don’t, your blog or website could be susceptible to security vulnerabilities or performance issues. If you use this plugin, you must make sure you keep yourself up to date with new releases of your themes and update them as new versions are released.


  1. Unzip the ZIP file and drop the folder straight into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


Why would I want to disable the theme update system?

Most people will not want to (and should not) disable this feature. It’s a fantastic feature of WordPress and I’m fully in support of it. However, administrators who maintain multiple installations of WordPress on behalf of other people (eg. clients) may not want theme update notifications to be shown to the users of these installations. This plugin is for them.

Can I disable the plugin update notifications too?

Yes. Please see the Disable WordPress Plugin Updates plugin.

Can I disable the WordPress core update notifications too?

Yes. Please see the Disable WordPress Core Update plugin.


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Contributors & Developers

“Disable WordPress Theme Updates” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Preemptive support for WordPress 3.0.


  • Initial release.