Hide the WPMU DEV Dashboard

If you want to totally hide everything so its not visible to anyone then simply use the following in your wp-config.php:
define(‘WPMUDEV_HIDE_BRANDING’, true);

I've tried above configuration, but my default administrator still able to see it. How to disable it so that it is totally hide-out even from the default administrator. Reason being, this is a standalone WP from my client.


  • 3SixtyEvolve

    Hi Freedom

    Thank you for being a member and for your post.

    You can resolve this as per the Usage page of the WPMU DEV Dashboard:

    1. When a user enters an api key it will begin to limit the entire plugin view to just that username.

    2. If they upgrade from an older version and already have an api key set, visiting the Manage page or saving it will limit to that user.

    3. If they get locked out or need to enable a different user, or want to enable mulitiple users, they can put this in their wp-congif.php file: define("WPMUDEV_LIMIT_TO_USER", "1"); for one user or define("WPMUDEV_LIMIT_TO_USER", "1, 10"); etc for multiple. Those are userids.

    4. The user limits hide almost everything from non allowed users: menu item, the admin pages, notifications, widgets. It WILL STILL however show the updates in the normal updates counter, as well as the yellow boxes on the plugins.php and themes.php pages. And on the update-core.php page it will still show the updates there, of course they will not be able to autoupdate them though. If a user is being super anal about those, they can further add the define('WPMUDEV_HIDE_BRANDING', true); and that will hide the minor branding on those pages completely.

    5. It is easy for a user to see who is allowed to view the dashboard plugin by reading the notice on the top right of the Manage page. There are also those define instructions in the tooltip there.

    This will hopefully assist you in getting the WPMU DEV Dashboard hidden from the Client.

    If you need anything else, please don't hesitate to be in touch.

    Have a good weekend.


  • wpmu@dm1n


    Hope you are having a good afternoon.

    I do not have the WPMU Dev Dashboard installed. I want to keep plug-ins to a minimal and if I have to update them manually I have to think twice about adding any additional themes and plug-ins. Manually updating also forces me to become a bit more familiar with how things work.

    On a multisite is it possible to hide the "Your plug-in is almost ready" install ad for the back-end dashboard of sites? I don't want site admins installing anything. And I want the plug-ins as "white label" as possible.

  • sushling


    I was looking for a way to hide any sign of my WPMUDEV membership from my client and setup the WPMUDEV dashboard being visible only to me. I have found this post and feel thankful for the good advice

    However, I even would like to hide the WPMUDEV Dashboard Plugin from the "normal" plugin-section. You know, the place where I uploaded and activated the Dashboard.

    I cannot switch the clients admin-role, so is there any way to hide the plugin from being listed in the plugin section?

    Thank you and kind regards,