At this point when I activate a plugin and an update is available it updates the plugin. I like to create a plugin myself that I want to use private, I have several WordPress blogs and if I made an update to the plugin I like those several WordPress blogs to state that there is an update available. Does anyone know how to do that?

  • If you don't want to roll your own solution, you can use kernl.us for hosted plugin updates. Oct 18, 2015 at 3:55

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There is a plugin for that: Automatic Updates For Private And Commercial Plugins.

To prevent upgrade checks against the WordPress.org data base in your plugin use the function Mark Jaquith has written.

  • Note that update check requests were changed to use JSON and Jaquith's functions no longer work as-is on current WP version.
    – Rarst
    Jan 11, 2014 at 17:57

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