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Allow developers to change plugin names

  1. Hugh Lashbrooke
    Member

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    Simple really - there is currently no easy way to change a plugin's name and it would be great if we had a central location where we could edit it. After editing, when users next update the plugin in their WP dashboard the name changes there.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Administrator

    You can change the display name of your plugin all you want.

    You cannot change the URL slug (reasons, silly code, conflicts).

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  3. Hugh Lashbrooke
    Member

    12345

    Right - I assume if I just change it in the readme.txt then it will update the name? I was hoping to be able to change the slug too though as it would make more sense having a URL slug that matches the name of the plugin itself. Do you know if there's any chance that this will be added as a feature in the future?

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Administrator

    Change it in the readme and your main plugin file.

    It's unlikely we'll be able to change the slug, as it would break the update checking.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  5. Hugh Lashbrooke
    Member

    12345

    OK fair enough. Thanks for the info.

    Posted: 1 year ago #

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    This is not a core suggestion