[resolved] Warnng - do not update if you had the Infinity from Theme Trust (9 posts)

  1. owenswain
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The "Infinity" by ""designcoral." [http://profiles.wordpress.org/designcoral] is not the same "Infinity" as created by Theme Trust [http://themetrust.com/themes/infinity] however my Manage Themes is telling me an update is available.

    If you have Theme Trust's Infinity installed you will overwrite it, loose it and all modifications you may have made if you follow the instruction to update.

    This issue points to a fundamental problem in the naming of WordPress Themes. Once a theme name is used WordPress should allow it to be avaialbe to other theme creators OR WordPress should create an update that is able to distinguish

    I have a paid Theme Trust theme installed called "Infinity" but WordPress is notifyingm that an update is avaiable for that theme. However, when I checked the theme it linked me to a one produced by "designcoral." If I were to install the update I would overwrite the Theme Trust Infinity theme [which as an aside, is a far superior theme.

    Happily I checked things out before automatically following the instruction to update. However, now I will forever had ignore that update informatin.

  2. s_ha_dum
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress has no control over what somebody names a theme. There ought to be a way to tweak the update subsystem though, but I don't know if it could ever be made foolproof.

  3. cubecolour
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Mark Jaquith posted a tutorial about excluding themes & plugins from update checks - might be useful for anyone running a theme from outside of WordPress.org that has the same name as one on WordPress.org.


  4. s_ha_dum
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ^^^ That is good information cubecolour.

  5. owenswain
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @cubecolour - thanks for the link - reading it now.

    Brilliant. I just applied this and it is the perfect solution. Thanks

  6. Emil Uzelac
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Free Themes from WordPress Extend and Commercial Themes are two different beasts. There's no way of knowing if the Theme you paid for will have the same name as any of them hosted here. Any author who wants to submit a free Theme is not required to check if there's a commercial Theme out there using the same name. We do have Theme Name guidelines, however they do not apply to any Theme outside of WordPress repository.

    Commercial Theme authors should always exclude their Themes from WordPress Theme updates and proceed with their very own Theme update system. Almost any commercial Theme does this anyways. There are few solutions out there...


  7. owenswain
    Posted 3 years ago #


    "Commercial Theme authors should always exclude their Themes from WordPress Theme updates and proceed with their very own Theme update system. Almost any commercial Theme does this anyways."

    Right and that is the case in this case. Theme Trust handles all updates through their own system. The "problem", as I saw it, was never with Theme Trust and cubecolour provided an excellent solution 5 days ago in the thread above.


  8. nicopolzin
    Posted 2 years ago #

    hey guys … i updated my theme today without reading the description and i am so angry about myself. is there any possibility to get the status quo back?
    and yes … i have got no local backup of my custom css, because i have always worked with the wp-editor (naive).

  9. cubecolour
    Posted 2 years ago #

    nicopolzin, you should start a new topic really as this one is already marked as resolved. if you do not have a backup, you probably understand the importance of having backups now. The only chance I think you have to get your original theme & customisations back would be to contact your hosting company and ask them whether they have and can supply you with a backup of your site files from sometime before the theme was overwritten.

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