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Removing the WooThemes Updater Notice from the WordPress Admin Dashboard

Sometimes seeing messages in the WordPress admin back end can be annoying especially ones that you do not know how to remove easily and do not offer a close, dismiss or hide button.

This quick tutorial will show you how to remove the following message:

WooThemes Updater Message



Please note that installing the plugin is not harmful in any way and will just highlight any plugin or theme updates that are available this tutorial is simply highlighting a way to hide this message.

Removing the message:

  • Step 1 – Locate your theme folder

example theme folder locations:

wp-content/themes/YourThemesName OR wp-content/themes/ChildThemeName


  • Step 2 – Locate Functions.php file in the theme folder


  • Step 3 – Add the following code:

// Below Code Hides WooCommerce Update Message
remove_action('admin_notices', 'woothemes_updater_notice');


If at a later stage, you wish to show the message again you can simply remove the 2 lines of code you added to functions.php.

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