_maybe_update_plugins()WP 2.7.0

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

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.

Internal function — this function is designed to be used by the kernel itself. It is not recommended to use this function in your code.

No Hooks.

Return

null. Nothing (null).

Usage

_maybe_update_plugins();

Changelog

Since 2.7.0 Introduced.

_maybe_update_plugins() code WP 6.5.4

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();
}