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I have installed a third-party plugin for my wordpress site. What I want is to rename that plugin so that it matches my purpose for installing it. Is it possible?

The plugin I'm trying to modify is CubePoints.. It's a pointing system for the users. But for the sake of better understanding, I'll be calling it MyPoints or something like that.a

When I rename it in the plugin PHP file, it affects only the plugin listing.

But it has a separate menu in the left panel. What I need is it to take effect there, so that the user can see the modified name in their user panel.

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How will changing the name match the purpose of installing it? You risk breaking the update engine or if you manage to update the plugin, your changes will be overwritten. – RRikesh Nov 12 '13 at 5:55
It's a pointing system for users. The plugin is called CubePoint.. so I'm going to name it MyPoints or something so as to not to confuse the users. – Sam DG Nov 12 '13 at 6:10
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Here is the plugin directory structure

yoursite\wp-content\plugins\ [editing-plugin-folder]

open the folder you will find a .php file in there, edit the file using any editor. you can change the name of the plugin in commented area

Plugin Name: Name according to you
Plugin URI:


save the file refresh your wp-admin dashboard and there you go .

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I did so.. but it changes the plugin name in the plugin listing, but not in the wordpress admin left panel. What should I do? – Sam DG Nov 12 '13 at 6:13
What you exactly want to do ? Please tell me the exact location of the plugin in side dashboard, Is it in settings sub menu or it has a separate menu ? – Kaushik Kishore Nov 12 '13 at 6:26
check my main post edit.. – Sam DG Nov 12 '13 at 6:36
edit the file cp_admin.php in initial 8th line you will get this code add_menu_page('CubePoints', 'CubePoints', 'manage_options', 'cp_admin_manage', 'cp_admin_manage'); replace this code with this code add_menu_page('CubePoints', 'Name of Menu You want', 'manage_options', 'cp_admin_manage', 'cp_admin_manage'); anything else you need feel free to ask. – Kaushik Kishore Nov 12 '13 at 7:12
brilliant.. it worked.. but when a user clicks My Points in the user panel menu.. it shows CubePoints - My Points there.. could anything be done about it? – Sam DG Nov 12 '13 at 7:23

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