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Disable WordPress Events and News Dashboard Widget


This plugin automatically disables WordPress Events and News widget from the dashboard. By removing, you also prevent all external requests widgets makes so that it can work.

It is a very lightweight, it has no settings, just activate it and it works immediately.

And it’s on GitHub.


May 9, 2019
I think a way to delete it along time ago , and now i found this , perfect <3 Thanks you & keep update this plugin
November 15, 2017
Disabling the events and news dashboard widget, has minor gains on wp-admin load times.
June 30, 2017
Thank you for this! This new feature of WordPress kept generating warnings, reporting connection errors to their servers. It is good to get rid of both the log messages and the all those useless connections.
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