Is there a way to edit the plugin name published on the WordPress plugin repository?

I tried editing the source code, but it still shows the old name.

Any help is appreciated.


  • Edit it where? In the plugin repository? Or just in your WordPress install? If only for your install, do you need to change it in Plugins > Installed Plugins, or somewhere else? Dec 15, 2022 at 6:32

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The Official Answer! is

Yes and no. You can change the display name, but the slug — that part of the >plugin URL that is yours — cannot be changed once a plugin is approved. That’s why we warn you, multiple times, upon submission.

To change the display name, edit your main plugin file and change the value of “Plugin Name:” to the new name. You also will want to edit your header in your readme.txt to match.

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