[wp-hackers] how often does the cron job run for wordpress.org extend/plugins?

Michael D Adams mikea at turbonet.com
Mon Apr 30 19:02:50 GMT 2007

Several cron jobs conspire to make the plugin directory update, and  
each runs hourly.

Short story:  If you check in some changes before the hour, but you  
don't see the changes by fifteen minutes after the hour, either  
there's a bug/server problem, or you've done something wrong.

Common problems:

1.  If you want the plugin directory to base it's info on a  
particular tag, you must edit the readme file in the *trunk*  
directory so that it points to that tag with the "Stable Tag:" line.

2.  The plugin directory completely ignores everything outside the  
trunk and tags directories.  Custom directories are useless and the  
branches directory is ignored (but is potentially useful to you in  

That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

Here's a few links to the docs in case anyone's missed them.

FAQ: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/faq/
Readme Standard: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/readme.txt
Readme Validator: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/validator/

On Apr 24, 2007, at 4:33 PM, Dan Kuykendall wrote:

> I just posted an update to my plugin podPress and was curious about  
> how
> long it will take for the new branch to be picked up on and  
> reflected on
> the site.
> No big deal, just curious
> -- 
> Dan Kuykendall (aka Seek3r)
> http://www.mightyseek.com
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