Remove WP Update Nags


Free WordPress plugin that removes all WP Update Nags, great for if you want to stay on WP 4.9.x and do not want to be constantly “reminded”.

GDPR-compliant: does not collect any user data

If you have decided to stay on WordPress version 4.9.x instead of joining the block-craze going on in WP-circles, then you will quickly get tired of the constant nags all over the WordPress Dashboard.

The Remove WP Update Nags plugin takes care of the following nags:

  • it removes the main nag that shows at the top of every page
  • it removes the Updates submenu of the main Dashboard sidebar menu; plugins and themes updates can be seen on their resp. pages
  • it hides the update nag from the At a Glance dashboard widget
  • it adjusts the admin footer by simply showing the current version of the WP install instead of the line with a link

The plugin also adds a few filters to make sure the site only receive minor (point release) updates. In other words the auto update to 4.9.x is allowed, but the auto update to 5.x.x is not.

There are no settings, simply install and be free from update nags.

We support this plugin exclusively through Github. Therefore, if you have any questions, need help and/or want to make a feature request, please open an issue here. You can also browse through open and closed issues to find what you are looking for and perhaps even help others.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

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Remove WP Update Nags by SO WP.


  • Remove WP Update Nags installed and activated
  • without plugin


What do I do after installing and activating the plugin?

After installing and activating the plugin you can enjoy a nag-free WordPress Dashboard. There is no settings page.

Does Remove WP Update Nags work with WordPress 5.x?

The Remove WP Update Nags is specifically developed for people who want to remain on WordPress 4.9.x, but if you fancy, you can also use the plugin on WP versions of 5.0 and above.

Does Remove WP Update Nags work with ClassicPress?

Similar as above, the Remove WP Update Nags is specifically developed for people who want to remain on WordPress 4.9.x, but if you want to use it on ClassicPress, then rest assured that it has been tested with ClassicPress and works there too.

I have an issue with this plugin, where can I get support?

Please open an issue on Github


Méi 20, 2020
This is a really simple and useful plugin for anyone who has decided to stay on WP4.9. Just install it, sit back and enjoy the nag-free experience of using the old WordPress version that you know and love. WP4.9 will continue to get security updates well into the future so if you aren't ready for the new blocks yet, this is the way to go.
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Contributors & Developers

“Remove WP Update Nags” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • July 1, 2019
  • remove Freemius


  • March 2, 2019
  • update Freemius SDK to patch security vulnerability reported here


  • January 9, 2019
  • add Freemius


  • January 7, 2019
  • approved for listing on WP Plugins Directory
  • complete rewrite of plugin


  • January 3, 2019
  • Change function prefixes to more unique ones to comply with plugin review


  • January 2, 2019
  • Submit plugin to Plugins Directory for approval