Is there a way to mark a plugin as "never upgrade this plugin" ?

I can't upgrade my OpenID plugin, and this prevents me from clicking the otherwise convenient "Upgrade All Plugins" button.

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Hi @ripper234:

Either 1.) edit the plugin header comment in the main plugin file and change the Version: value to something like 999, or 2.) move the plugin to the "Must Use" plugin directory: /wp-content/mu-plugins.

Here's an example from /wp-content/plugins/akismet/akismet.php of the plugin header comment for Akismet:

Plugin Name: Akismet
Plugin URI: http://akismet.com/
Description: Used by millions, Akismet is.....
Version: 2.5.2
Author: Automattic
Author URI: http://automattic.com/wordpress-plugins/
License: GPLv2

Here's a blog post that explains the "Must Use" plugins (albeit I don't understand why he chose the title he chose):

  • Finally got around to testing this, works like a charm.
    – ripper234
    Jun 7, 2011 at 22:18

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