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  • i’ve been evaluating WP 2.3.x in anticipation of migrating some 2.0.x installations.

    today i noticed a new message on every wordpress (2.3.x) screen:

    “A new version of WordPress is available! Please update now.”
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    this is a problem for me since the people that are using WP will be confused if they see such a message.

    is there any way to turn auto-update checking off?

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  • 6 hours ago, besonen wrote:

    > today i noticed a new message on every
    > wordpress (2.3.x) screen:
    >
    > “A new version of WordPress is available!
    > Please update now.”

    the message for non-admin accounts is:

    “A new version of WordPress is available! Please notify the site administrator.”

    just as problematic. i don’t want non-admins involved in admin activities in any way, shape, or form.

    so, how do i disable this “feature”?

    [sorry for the frequent and repeated follow-ups to my own post, but i really would like to solve this problem ASAP–i’m in a personal time crunch]

    can someone suggest a quick hack that will disable this global announcement?

    i need this disabled before i deploy 2.3.1 and i need to deploy a couple new installations today. if i can’t get this disabled i’ll need to deploy 2.2.3 instead (something i’d rather not do).

    thanks boober

    You shouldn’t need a plugin for something as fundamental as this. WordPress needs to update less frequently and test their betas for longer, or it needs an automated behind the scenes update process.

    I’m managing over 30 blogs and I thought it would be wise to upgrade them to 2.3 when it came out, only now I’m inundated with confused phonecalls from clients screaming “Help! My blog is out of date!” Explaining that upgrading is a chargeable service is becoming extremely tiresome, this needs to be disabled immediately and opt-in!

    I completely agree with the above – updating is only relevant to admins, never users. it’s not the job of users to notify the admin, it’s their own responsibility. How hard would it be for WordPress to simply email the admins, or as mentioned above, have it as opt in.

    I think having this is a bit of self promotion by the developers?

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