Manage Customized Plugin Updates

Description

Are you a web developer or website design company who has installed / customized plugins for your clients and you’re having a hard time managing plugin upgrades? Maybe your client tries to upgrade plugins themselves and you end up losing all the customization done to that plugin.

Here is a plugin that can help you better manage customized plugins. It displays a message to your clients warning them about doing the upgrade.

Features:

  1. Mark any plugin as being customized
  2. Tags to identify customized plugins on the WordPress plugin page
  3. Alert to show the customization notes

Short Description

Here’s a plugin that can help you better manage customized plugins and display a message to your clients warning them about doing the upgrade.

Screenshots

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Installation

Option 1:

  1. Install the plugin in the Dashboard => Plugins menu => Add New => Upload => Select the zip file => Install Now
  2. Activate plugin in the Dashboard => Plugins menu
  3. After activating the plugin, it redirects you to the plugin’s Settings page. Please fill in the required information and save the settings.

Option 2:

  1. Upload the ‘manage-customized-plugin-updates’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

GETTING STARTED

Here are few steps to know more about the plugin workflow:

  1. After activating the plugin, it redirects you to the plugin’s Settings page. Please mark the plugin that you do not want to update.
  2. Go to the Plugins page and see the plugins are marked as customized.

FAQ

After activating the plugin what should I do?

You will be redirected to the settings screen to mark the plugin(s) customized. Enter your notes to the customized plugin.

Can we still ‘update’ the customized plugin?

Yes, you can update the plugin if it is marked as customized. You have to click the “Update Now” link from the plugin page.

An alert will be showed with customization deatils. You can click “Update at your own risk!” to update the plugin. But all your customization might get lost.

Reviews

May 28, 2018
I've been using this plugin for a couple of weeks and it has been great. I especially love that I can leave a note to go along with each plugin that I tag as customized. There I can summarize the customization that I've done. I don't often customize plugin files, but sometimes it's the only way. When go to update plugins in the future, I know I'll be very happy that I left myself some notes about what changes I made.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Changelog

1.0

  • Block all the options of plugin updates when marked as customized.

1.1

  • Fixed the warnings
  • Updated the plugin to be compatible with 5.0

1.2

  • Updated the plugin to be compatible with 5.2.2