I'm currently developing a custom theme for a client, and all of a sudden WordPres tells me there's an update to version 1.4. This is obviously wrong, but WordPress thinks my theme is the same as https://wordpress.org/themes/risa/

Here's my style.css:

Theme Name: RISA AS 2017
Theme URI: http://risa.no
Author: AD. Moment AS
Author URI: http://admoment.no
Description: Nettsidene til RISA AS
Version: 1.0.0
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
Text Domain: risa_as


I changed the name of the theme and the Text Domain from risa and risa respectively, but WordPress still thinks this is the same theme.

How can I change the name of my theme to not overlap with the one in the public theme repository?

  • 2
    Is your own theme's folder named risa? Mar 13, 2017 at 15:48
  • It is … Thank you for reminding me, that fixed the problem. Mar 14, 2017 at 7:15

1 Answer 1


Be sure your own theme folder is not named the same as the theme folder in the WordPress repo. When checking for updates, WordPress scans theme folder names, not the theme title or other meta in the style.css file.

  • Yes, thank you. As I pointed out above, this fixed the problem. Mar 14, 2017 at 14:16
  • I added this as an answer - rather than a comment - so you can accept it as a correct answer. Mar 14, 2017 at 15:17

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