Is there a way to remove the 'Check Compatibility' link that appears under plugins in the plugin menu?

If so, how can I remove the link from a given set of plugins, and alternatively from all plugins at once?

  • What link? This doesn't seem to come up in either core code or Codex.
    – Rarst
    Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 13:12
  • Are you using WPML? WPML generates that link to check it's database for known compatibility issues with other plugins.
    – Welcher
    Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 13:42
  • @Welcher Yes I am. I just updated it and then they appeared. I never linked the two together though. Is there a way to switch it off? P.s. The link is shown below all plugins. Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 13:57

2 Answers 2


That is part of WPML's functionality to check for known incompatibilities with 3rd party plugins. To my knowledge, there is no way to toggle that off.


As indicated elsewhere, this is actually part of the WMPL plugin.

To turn it off you can simply deactivate the additional installer plugin which is used to keep WMPL -and other 3rd party apps- up to date.

  • The 3rd party installer which in my opinion had some serious flaws, has now been removed from the product. Commented Feb 23, 2015 at 11:48

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.