Reminder: Plugins Must Not Interfere with Updates

Reminder: Plugins Must Not Interfere with Updates

Author: WordPress.org

Date: January 26, 2021 

Category: Make WordPress Plugins

While we do look for plugins that touch the update services on submission, we do not monitor existing plugins, which is where this reminder stems from.

Unless your plugin has the purpose of managing updates, you must not change the defaults of WordPress’ update settings.

You may offer a feature to auto-update, but it has to honor the core settings. This means if someone has set their site to “Never update any of my plugins or themes” you are not to change those for them unless they opt-in and request it.

The reason for this is that plugins should not


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