I'm developing my own theme, anotherDuenaTheme, based on the Duena theme.

How can I change version numbers of anotherDuenaTheme and use the information for auto-updates after an hypothetical update of anotherDuenaTheme? I want to use the theme in 10 websites and add new capabilities in each version.

Now I'm using WP Updates' system, which is enough for me (I know here are own-based ways to do it). With that easy system, after uploading a new version of anotherDuenaTheme, my WordPress installation advises me that there is a new version available.

The problem is that the copy of my theme has the same version of OriginalDuenaTheme, so after an update from 2.0.0 to 2.0.3 via the control panel, the anotherDuenaTheme's advice for updating is still there... with no changes.

I've discovered that all the information from OriginalDuenaTheme is taken from WordPress core using themes_api() in file: \wp-admin\includes\ajax-functions.php

/** This filter is documented in wp-admin/includes/class-wp-theme-install-list-table.php */
$args = apply_filters( 'install_themes_table_api_args_' . $old_filter, $args );
$api = themes_api( 'query_themes', $args );

How can I disconnect my theme from using the Official Theme's directory?

I want to "succesfully" install another theme, different from the original, and have no wrong update notifications.

  • Can you please tell me whether you changed the "Theme Name", "Theme URI", and "Version" in style.css file of anotherDuenaTheme than what it is in original Duena Theme? Please refer the guidelines here Once you confirm on this it will provide more inputs to debug further and assist. Sep 30, 2015 at 5:12
  • Thanks! I was totally wrong about the place where themes store their information. After changing style.css, it works
    – ipesanz
    Sep 30, 2015 at 8:35
  • Great.. so adding my comment as answer which will be helpful to other community users who come across similar problem :) Sep 30, 2015 at 10:13

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You need to change "Theme Name", "Theme URI", and "Version" in style.css file of anotherDuenaTheme so that it does not give update notifications belonging to original Duena Theme. Please refer the guidelines here

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