Surely every Wordpress user knows this: Any plugin that you have installed will persistently and constantly reappearing boxes with instructions tell you that you should buy the premium version, write a review in the Wordpress plugin repository or something else supposed to do. Some plugins advertise the developer's other software products or advertise some kind of service unrelated to the plugin itself.
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Advertising is ok, but please be user-friendly
Do not get me wrong. In principle, I have nothing against developers who make their plugins available free of charge also advertising the paid premium version or other software. What bothers me is just the way the ads interfere with the use of Wordpress.
Often you can't hide the hints permanently and so they get annoying every time you use the WordPress admin area. Unfortunately, this is a situation that I can't stand for long.
If I can make a one-off payment to buy the plugin, I usually don't think about it for long and buy it to help the developer. But sometimes you have to take out a monthly subscription and the free version is enough for me. In this case I try to get rid of the repeated clues.
The comfortable solution: the plugin “Disable admin notices individually”
Since I don't like messing around in the source code of the individual plugins, I looked to see if there was another solution to hiding the unwanted message boxes - without changing the PHP code of the plugins. Eventually I got stuck with the plugin”Disable admin notices individually” that helps you to permanently hide the messages in the Wordpress admin.
To do this, the plugin builds a small “Hide notification forever” link into each of these boxes, which you can use to make the corresponding box disappear, never to be seen again.
I tried it out on my client who had a great marketing box from 1&1 in their WP admin. Even this "information box" could be hidden with the plugin and now no longer annoys me when I'm working on the customer's Wordpress site.
In short: The plugin is a highly recommended addition to any Wordpress installation, because a box is usually always annoying. And with the plugin”Disable admin notices individually” one gets rid of it for sure.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.