How does WordPress know a plugin has an available update?
Is the process handled by the readme.txt file? I am trying to manage 3rd party plugins that I alter in an effort to better fit/meet the needs of my instance of WordPress but I would like to maintain the functionality that alerts the CMS user that an update is available for the 3rd party plugin.
If I alter a plugin’s title will WordPress still know if there is an update to that plugin's code base? E.g. ‘Plugin Name’ (changed to) ‘Plugin Name – Modified’