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07/20/2017 01:44:55 AM (3 years ago)
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  • Ticket #14179, comment 26

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    99* **NEW:** now this is something important that I forgot to mention: A convention for a predefined word for a UID like **"external"** should be adopted as an option for any themes that are not in wp.org's svn (but of course not mandatory). If in style.css there is just one additional line **"Uid: external"** then:
    1010- WordPress will NOT try to update the theme from wordpress.org - this will be the easiest way for the theme developers to prevent unwanted updates;
    11 - wp.org will NOT count these as active installs - so for example if the authors of the original themes which names were pointed as allowed exceptions with name collisions ("Total", "Consulting", etc), their active installs will drop to the real values and they will get down to their real rank.
     11- wp.org will NOT count these as active installs - so for example if the authors of the original themes which names were pointed as allowed exceptions with name collisions ("Total", "Consulting", etc) add that line to style.css, those fake active installs numbers will drop to the real values and they will get down to their real rank.
    1212Then if I am an "external" author I would have the control to say "Never update my theme and don't count my installations on behalf of some 'smart' guys that caught my theme's name in the past"