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Anonymous WordPress Plugin Updates

Description

Anonymizes the plugin update checking system which is a new feature in WordPress 2.3. The plugin prevents WordPress from transmitting a list of active plugins, the blog url and WordPress version. Ideal for privacy-aware administrators of WordPress installations.

Based upon

Disable WordPress Plugin Updates by johnbillion

Installation

This plugin is only for WordPress 2.3 or later. Earlier versions of WordPress did not have the plugin update notification system, therefore do not need this plugin.

The plugin has two ways of installation, because on fresh 2.3 installations the update-check will take place before you were able to activate the plugin.

  1. update.php is a patched version of wp-admin/includes/update.php

    1. Do the upgrade to WordPress 2.3
    2. Make a backup of your wp-admin/includes/update.php file.
    3. Copy the patched version into your wp-admin/includes/ directory.
    4. Now you can use the plugins admin page savely.
    5. Note: The file will get overwritten during your next WP-Update, so do also install the plugin.
  2. anonymous-plugin-updates.php is the actual plugin.

    1. Unzip the ZIP file and drop the folder straight into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
    2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

FAQ

Why would I want to anonymize the plugin update system?

Because you don’t want anyone to know which plugins you have actually activated.

Can I disable the WordPress plugin update notifications completely?

Yes. Please see the Disable WordPress Plugin Updates plugin.
Please note! It’s important that you keep your WordPress plugins up to date. If you don’t, your blog or website could be susceptible to security vulnerabilities or performance issues.

Can I disable the WordPress core update notifications too?

Yes. Please see the Disable WordPress Core Update plugin.
Please note! It’s important that you keep your WordPress core up to date. If you don’t, your blog or website could be susceptible to security vulnerabilities or performance issues.

Contributors & Developers

“Anonymous WordPress Plugin Updates” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors