WPMU No Nag Plugin

Update! – The plugin has been updated and is available at the WordPress plugin repository. Thanks for your patience!

WPMU makes some great themes and plugins. They also want you to install their dashboard. Many of us don’t want to install the dashboard on client sites. But, if we don’t, there’s a nag notice at the top of every dashboard page reminding us to install the dashboard. And, it’s not easy to get rid of. Some of the code examples don’t work. It’s just plain frustrating. So much so, that I spent too much time trying to figure it out. In the end, the solution appears to be relatively simple.

I present to you the WPMU No Nag Plugin.

NOTE: If you do decide to install the WPMU dashboard, please disable this plugin first.

Download at WordPress

A small donation is a great way to say “Thank You.”A $1.34 is a nice amount, but more is fine, too!

21 comments on “WPMU No Nag Plugin
  1. paul says:

    HEY! I’ve updated the plugin at the WordPress site! Go there to download it (or just upgrade the one you’ve already got installed).

    I doesn’t break other plugins and does a good job of blocking the WPMU dashboard notices.

  2. Simon says:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class WPMUDEV_Update_Notifications in /home/username/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wpmu-no-nag/wpmu-plugin-anti-nag.php on line 14

    Any thoughts? This is on 4.1.2

    • paul says:

      I’ve found if you deactivate the WPMU plugins first, then activate the No Nag plugin it should work. Reactivate the plugins again. Let me know if the error still shows up.

    • paul says:

      It’s been updated! Get it at WordPress (or just upgrade the one you’ve already installed).

  3. Scott says:

    Hey Paul, Thanks for this simple, but great plugin.

    You wrote last November that you where going to update the plugin in a few weeks or so.

    Just wondering – has it been?

    Thanks again.

  4. Susan says:

    This plugin disables my WPMU Video Tutorials plugin when I activate it, so I am unable to use it.

    • paul says:

      Thanks! I’m working on an updated version. Might be a week or two.

      • Susan says:


        Thanks for your response. I will check back in a couple of weeks. As long as it works, I will happily donate to your development.

        Thanks for your hard work.


  5. Mike Jones says:


    • paul says:

      Yeah…. it bugs me, too. I’m a subscriber to WPMU and can’t stand their nag when I install plugins on client sites.

      Thanks for your support!

  6. Stan says:

    Nice plugin, only probleme i see is when i activate it, the plugin deactivated my YouTube Simple Gallery 🙁

    Any help?

  7. Kriss Parker says:

    Thank you so much for this plugin. I am very surprised that WPMU don’t include an option within there plugins or theme to disable the notifications. I don’t really want to have to install the WPMU client on the clients sites, and also have them see so many notifications, which confuses them.

    One client was sorry worries because a Red Error Message was being displayed he thought I did a bad job, and all it said was to install there plugin.

    I thank you kind Sir for you plugin, I have donated, and will continue to for every site I use the plugin on. 🙂

    Looking around the Web, it seems so many people would like the feature, I’m surprised WPMU aren’t listening. I understand the notifications are useful for updates and security reasons, however if the clients site is no longer under our control, and its a simple handover to a client, those notifications become scary for the users.

    Again thank you.

  8. Scott Way says:

    awesome, luv this!!!

  9. Kev says:

    I love this plugin, those messages are VERY VERY ANNOYING. I was thinking of dropping all WPMU plugins because of this and I still might because I think it’s bull spamming us like this. Anyway, I will definitely & happily donate a little later. Thanks!

  10. ava says:

    Thanks so much for this! I don’t have much, but I’m definitely donating. This should be something that WPMU would allow you to dismiss. I’m paying a MINT for this service to not be able to dismiss.

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this. I’ve donated and will spread the word!

  12. Mark says:

    Thank you a cool small plugin i can use it on my customers sites if needs bee 🙂

    Thank you again


  13. Toby Cryns says:

    Will you be placing this plugin in the WordPress.org repository? I could see using it on many of my sites.