As the WordPress Plugin and Theme repositories are growing the names of custom plugins and themes are running out. What if you create a theme or plugin with a name that’s already used in the WordPress repository? In that case, WordPress will ask you to update it, and that could lead to disastrous events.
Since WordPress 5.8 we have the
Update URI header for plugins. When this is set – either to a URL, slug or simply to false – the WordPress API will not return any information for updates.
The update for themes is ready, but not yet integrated to WordPress Core. It’s likely that this will be integrated before 2023. The current status is discussed in #14179.
Examples of Plugin Headers with
<?php /* Plugin Name: Your Plugin Name Plugin URI: https://example.test Description: The description of your plugin Version: 1.0 Author: the author Author URI: https://example.test Update URI: false */
More information about support for
Update URI in WordPress 5.8 is found on the link below:
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