I am looking for a way to remove theme, change theme button and WP version from the "right now" admin dashboard, but using only functions. Any help?
Ah, one of those things that seem easy until admin dashboard internals throw you into depths of despair. :)
Basically there is no easy and intended way to do this, so need to get creative. My idea would be to override temporarily couple of capabilities that control parts of output and kill the rest with filters in translation mechanisms.
PS ehm, while I was messing with this it slipped me that you want to change some part and not remove everything. Well you can just remove and produce your own output or build on top of translation filter. See
I found an easy way to kill the update in the right now section, and it doesn't break anyting. Here it is (I am working with wordpress 3.3.1 and it worked just fine without breaking anything. Find this line of code:
Now, replace the bottom line of that code at the very bottom with whatever you want, or leave it blank. I used the following:
this works without breaking anything, and helps to stop accidental updates I have found