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_maybe_update_plugins()

This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

Check the last time plugins were run before checking plugin versions.

Description

This might have been backported to WordPress 2.6.1 for performance reasons. This is used for the wp-admin to check only so often instead of every page load.

Source

File: wp-includes/update.php

function _maybe_update_plugins() {
	$current = get_site_transient( 'update_plugins' );
	if ( isset( $current->last_checked ) && 12 * HOUR_IN_SECONDS > ( time() - $current->last_checked ) ) {
		return;
	}
	wp_update_plugins();
}

Changelog

Version Description
2.7.0 Introduced.

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https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/_maybe_update_plugins