The WordPress trademark and domain names

A friendly reminder to pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party authors: Per the WordPress trademark policy, do not use “wordpress” in your domain name. We have been actively notifying developers that reference such domains in readme files or plugin headers. If you are violating the trademark, please update your plugins. Your next step should be to switch to another domain.

As our page on says, “We see this most frequently with spammy sites distributing plugins and themes with malware in them, which you probably don’t want to be associated with.”