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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#31969 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Updater flags custom theme that doesn't match theme name at

Reported by: novasource's profile novasource Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.1.1
Component: Themes Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


We have a theme named smumagazine-staging. It is a child theme of iMagPress Premium Theme 1.0.4. This theme is on a WordPress Network.

For some reason, the updater flags smumagazine-staging as needing an update to version 0.3.2. This is impossible as there is no theme at with this name.

When I go to /wp-admin/network/themes.php and find this theme, the View version 0.3.2 details link takes me to, which is a child theme of the Omega theme.

Here's the complete style.css from our smumagazine-staging theme:


Theme Name: smumagazine-staging
Template: imagpress-themes

@import url("/wp-content/themes/imagpress-themes/style.css");

body #sidebar ul.kebo-tweets, body #widgets ul.kebo-tweets {
    padding: 20px !important;

Change History (2)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
9 years ago

  • Component changed from Upgrade/Install to Themes
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to
  • Summary changed from Updater flags custom theme that doens't match theme name at to Updater flags custom theme that doesn't match theme name at

Related: #14179, #23318.

#2 @dd32
9 years ago

  • Milestone deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

WordPress is detecting the update based on the theme directory name, not the theme name itself. Use a unique folder name and you'll be fine.

Marking as a duplicate of #14179

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