Have you ever logged into a WordPress site that has so many plugin and theme notifications, you wonder why it doesn’t come with a janitor to clean them up? If so, there’s a new module available that does just that called Tidy Plugin Notifications by Ben Gillbanks. Tidy Plugin Notifications is actually a module that’s part of his Toolbelt plugin. Toolbelt is a collection of modules aimed at accomplishing specific tasks with as little code and privacy implications as possible.
One of the drawbacks to using this plugin is that it’s likely not going to capture every notification from every plugin and theme. In these instances, Gillbanks recommends creating an issue on the project’s GitHub page with the name of the plugin or theme to add support for.
In my limited testing on two different sites, I noticed that it does not recognize the notices given by the FooBox Image Lightbox plugin. However, it is pretty darn convenient to have all of the notifications in one area hidden by default as opposed to the mess that’s usually on display if you haven’t logged in for a while. As Gillbanks mentions, this solution is not perfect but it does provide a nice stop-gap measure until a proper notifications center is built into WordPress.