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  • On rare occasions I need to hack a plugin (normally I don’t recommend doing this, but occasionally while working with a plugin developer they suggest changes I can make to solve a problem while awaiting an update), and when I do I add a notation to the plugin’s description to “Please Do Not Update” so that other admins don’t accidentally update a modified plugin before the ‘fix’ is ready.

    But as you might imagine, occasionally an update is done… I’d like to style my notation so it appears in red instead of black, to make it stand out better and hopefully avoid this problem.

    My attempts at normal styles using HTML in the description (<font style=”color:red”>Please Do Not Update</font>) is not working nor does using an style declaration targeted at admin styles (<div id=”styleme”>Please Do Not Update</div>).

    Does anyone know if this is even possible? I can accept it if the answer is “no it’s just not possible”, but if there is a way and I’m just not finding it, I’d appreciate some help!

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  • Moderator Steve Stern


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    Better trick: If you’re forking a plugin, either give it a new name so it doesn’t conflict with what’s in the repo or set the version to 9999.99 so you wan’t get update notifications.

    Wow. Thank you, I had not thought of that……a great solution and no styles needed. Thank you Steven!

    @joy – thank you! That’s a very interesting plugin that I think I can make use of, despite the fact that it hasn’t been updated in a while, it seems pretty straightforward and I can probably make any updates it might need as I move forward with WP updates.


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