New WordPress Plugin – Hide Update Reminder
Since version 2.5 of WordPress, we’ve had that very useful banner across the top of our admin screens reminding us that a new version of WordPress is available and to upgrade. It’s a really great feature, but the ability to not display it to non Administrators has been something I’ve been wanting since 2.5 came out.
We run quite a few client sites on WordPress, and let’s face it, sometimes you don’t want to upgrade immediately, perhaps other work needs doing to the site theme before you want to upgrade everything, or you have another reason (client’s paying up is usually a major one!). If you’re like me then you’d rather your client’s didn’t see this notice about upgrading. Some can start contacting you asking why it needs upgrading and if the site is safe to use, others request the update there and then.
Why the notice is shown to non Admins I’m not sure. However, after a quick check and a few lines of code, I’ve now released a plugin to just hide this message from anyone who isn’t a level 10 (i.e. Administrators). Once I’ve got time I’ll probably add an options page to allow people to hide it altogether, or to perhaps allow Editors and Admins to see the message, but not Subscribers through to Authors.