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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#41214 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Plugin name same as existing

Reported by: ashneedham's profile ashneedham Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Plugins Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


When creating a new plugin and naming it the same as an existing plugin (e.g. Slider) it can cause confusion within Wordpress admin. Wordpress may get confused with version numbers and suggest updating to a newer version but this may be a completely different plugin that it is suggesting.
An example being, if you create a simple plugin called slider:

 * Plugin Name: Slider
 * Description: A plugin
 * Version: 1.0
 * Author: Ashley Needham

and visit the plugins page in WP Admin you will see a notice to update the plugin but the suggested update is for a completely different plugin.

My suggestion is that the system should lookup using the plugin name and author.

Change History (2)

#1 @desrosj
7 years ago

  • Version 4.8 deleted

Related: #10814, #13699.

#2 @Clorith
7 years ago

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

Hi there, welcome to trac and thank you for the report.

We are already tracking this behavior and approaches to solving it in #32101

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