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How to Remove WordPress Update Notification Except for Admin

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Would you like to remove the annoying WordPress update notification for all users, except for admins? Regular WordPress users couldn’t update WordPress, so showing them the update message can be annoying and unnecessary. Let’s take a look at how to remove the WordPress update notification for everybody but the admins.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

<?php
if ( !current_user_can('administrator') ) {
    add_action( 'init', create_function( '$a', "remove_action( 'init', 'wp_version_check' );" ), 2 );
    add_filter( 'pre_option_update_core', create_function( '$a', "return null;" ) );
}
?>

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