Disable Plugin Update Notification

It’s anoying to constantly ignore the Updates(2) notice in the header! or We have Edited the plugin and don’t want to lose our edits on an update.
we can simply use 'site_transient_update_plugins' filter for that.

For example if you don’t want WordPress to show update notifications for woocommerce. than use

function remove_update_notifications( $value ) {
    unset( $value->response['woocommerce/woocommerce.php'] );
    return $value;
}
add_filter('site_transient_update_plugins','remove_update_notifications');

The answer will throw a PHP warning. Warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object.
To avoid the warnings we have to use if clause to check and to make sure it’s an object before unsetting the response for that plugin.

function remove_update_notifications($value) {
    if ( isset( $value ) && is_object( $value ) ) {
        unset( $value->response[ plugin_basename(__FILE__) ] );
    }
    return $value;
}
add_filter('site_transient_update_plugins','remove_update_notifications');

Since you’ve edited the code in plugin and don’t want to lose your edits on an update. You’ve already edited the plugin and thus don’t mind editing it more.So, put this in the actual plugin file.

But if you wish you can put it in theme’s functions file , benefit of this method is you can remove multiple plugins from updates by adding another unset line for that plugin. (code for functions.php)

function remove_update_notifications( $value ) {
    if ( isset( $value ) && is_object( $value ) ) {
        unset( $value->response[ 'akismet/akismet.php' ] );
        unset( $value->response[ 'woocommerce/woocommerce.php' ] );
    }
    return $value;
}
add_filter('site_transient_update_plugins','remove_update_notifications');

Enjoy

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