I have developed a plugin for my client, but for some reason, its saying that update is available.Whereas i have no idea how to feed a update. The plugin says in update field, about author with a different name (not me), its a totally confused situation. If someone hit update, my plugin can be overwritten by someone else.
Why is it happening? How i make sure it is not updated by any other means, only if i have feed it to update.

  • Probably has the same name as a plugin on the repo Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 21:46

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WordPress’ update checker is known to be quite greedy. To prevent these notices:

  • use a unique name for your plugin
  • use a unique directory name
  • filter http_request_args and prevent your plugin from being checked (example)

If you are not looking towards any future updates yourself, Put the plugin version number as 9999. This will prevent any update notices as 9999 is quite a bigger number for version.

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