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Plugin Updates Blocker Plugin for WordPress Designers / Developers

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Plugin Updates Blocker Plugin for WordPress Designers / Developers

As a WordPress designer or developer, sometimes you may find yourself editing the core files of a specific WordPress plugin. Usually this happens when you are trying to customize the plugin over its limits. This can also happen if you found a bug in the plugin, and you want to fix it for your clients. The problem with all these plugin edits is that it vanishes when the plugin is upgraded. Well in this article, we will show you how to block plugin updates for specific plugins and leave notes, so you can remember why you blocked the updates.

Before we dive in the article, we recommend to users that you should always keep your plugins updated (specially when it is a security update). For developers, if you found a bug and fixed it on your client’s site, then please submit a patch to the plugin author, so he/she can fix it for the rest of the community.

Alright, now back to the article. Few days back, we were notified on twitter about this plugin called Plugin Updates Blocker. This plugin helps you deactivate the update for the plugins you don’t want to update. It lets you select which plugins you want to disable updates for, and it also gives you an option to leave a note to explain the changes you made.

Plugin Updates Blocker

Simply Install the plugin and activate it, and you are good to go.

Download Plugin Updates Blocker

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  1. Yassen Yotov says:

    There are some quirks in the addon (in my case in next refresh of the dashboard – still have the notifications), but the idea is nice =]

    Going to report also on WP.


  2. Martin says:

    This looks like a very usefull tool. I have encountered this situation a couple of times and it’s a huge hassle to go back and re-edit the plugin to the specifications I or my clients wanted.


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