No Updates for Plugins under Revision Control

Prevents plugins from being updated by the WordPress updater if they are under Subversion revision control (or other systems).


Version: 1.1

Requires at least: WordPress 3.0

Tested up to: WordPress 3.2.1


Checks for the presence of the .svn directory in each plugin’s directory. Disabled for plugins with their files directly in the /plugins/ directory to prevent false positives.

Also supports other systems through the use of the REVISION_CONTROL constant. Just set this to the directory created by your revision control system in your wp-config.php

Based on code by PeteMall.


  1. Upload no-updates-for-plugins-under-svn.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Frequently Asked Questions



  • Added support for other revision control systems
  • Added plugin meta for controlled plugins
  • Changed from strpos() to substr() for update URL check
  • Changed name to ‘No Updates for Plugins under Revision Control’


  • First public release

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