I would like to remove the edit option for all plugins on a wordpress site. Is there a hook/filter for doing this? It would be preferred to do it from the theme's functions file, rather than try to disable it within each plugin. Ideally, it could be removed for users without admin privileges, but that is a secondary concern.

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Add the following line to your WordPress installs wp-config.php

  • That did it! Awesome. However, due to the version control setup we have, I would still prefer to do it within the theme functions. And the good news is, you can put this code there instead, and it still works! Merci!
    – Starfs
    May 11, 2012 at 14:49
  • Yup, you can set wordpress constants elsewhere as well. wp-config.php simply is the default location where you'd do so. If within the theme seems to be a better fit for your case, I don't see why you shouldn't set it there. You can wrap it in conditionals (user role) there as well. May 11, 2012 at 14:52
  • Can I do this for one particular plugin...
    – ReNiSh AR
    Oct 16, 2017 at 9:55

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