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function is not described

get_plugin_updates() WP 2.9.0

No Hooks.

Return

Array.

Usage

get_plugin_updates();

Changelog

Since 2.9.0 Introduced.

Code of get plugin updates: wp-admin/includes/update.php WP 5.2.2

<?php
function get_plugin_updates() {
	$all_plugins     = get_plugins();
	$upgrade_plugins = array();
	$current         = get_site_transient( 'update_plugins' );
	foreach ( (array) $all_plugins as $plugin_file => $plugin_data ) {
		if ( isset( $current->response[ $plugin_file ] ) ) {
			$upgrade_plugins[ $plugin_file ]         = (object) $plugin_data;
			$upgrade_plugins[ $plugin_file ]->update = $current->response[ $plugin_file ];
		}
	}

	return $upgrade_plugins;
}