[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #13953: Re-install Plugin / Theme

WordPress Trac wp-trac at lists.automattic.com
Sun Sep 5 07:55:40 UTC 2010

#13953: Re-install Plugin / Theme
 Reporter:  WraithKenny      |       Owner:                          
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  new                     
 Priority:  low              |   Milestone:  Future Release          
Component:  Security         |     Version:  3.0                     
 Severity:  minor            |    Keywords:  dev-feedback 2nd-opinion

Comment(by dd32):

 As a workaround at present, Users can Delete the plugin from within
 WordPress, and then Re-install it.

 The only location I can think of for a "Reinstall" button would be in the
 Plugin information dialogue for an individual plugin(ie. If installed,
 Dont display "Already Installed" display "Re-install this plugin" or

 In the event of a compromised site however, You cant "trust" that any
 exploit will not still be present after doing such a process, as the
 exploit code has the ability to re-infect the installed plugin's code
 during the upgrade procedure.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/13953#comment:2>
WordPress Trac <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/>
WordPress blogging software

More information about the wp-trac mailing list