This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Mute WordPress back end Notifications


This plugin disables updates notification inside WordPress back end for updates of WordPress core, themes and plugins.

NOTE: Notice that this plugin only prevents WordPress from notifiying about latest WordPress core, themes and plugins

releases; but it DOES NOT disable an eventual auto update if WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE constant is set to true – configured

in functions.php inside your active theme – or if it’s configured with filters as described in Codex documentation:

USE THIS PLUGIN AT YOUR OWN RISK. WordPress needs to update itself for security reasons


Changes applied to notifications will remain if you leave options checked before uninstalling the plugin. (Except for plugins page)

You can revert changes by uncheking all options before uninstalling.

This will be taken into account to transform it an additional option in further versions.

USE THIS PLUGIN AT YOUR OWN RISK. WordPress needs to update itself for security reasons


  • Once activated, select type of notification to disable.
  • And save.


  1. Upload plugin .zip file through WordPress back end section (Plugins/Add new/ Upload Plugin)
  2. Activate plugin from Plugins menu.


Does this plugin disable core, theme and plugin updates?

No, this plugin lets you disable back end notifications for these three types of updates.


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Contributors & Developers

“Mute WordPress back end Notifications” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • First version of this plugin.


  • Added removal of red circle notifications in admin menu and red rows and messages in plugin list page.