Update from Otto: “The brunt of the plugin 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party-delay problem has been solved now, so plugins should be nice and speedy again. There may be a few stragglers that got rescheduled for later due to the overload, they will clear themselves up in the next couple hours.”
Due to a network issue in the wee hours of May 11, updates to SVN Short for "SubVersioN", it's the code management system used to maintain the plugins hosted on WordPress.org. It's similar to git. are taking longer than normal to show up on the directory. The issue created a 2 hour backlog, which normally would work itself out pretty quickly. It’s currently being exacerbated by everyone who sees their code NOT showing up right away and pushing it again.
As Otto says:
In short, when it’s being slow, then it’s being slow and nothing you can do will speed it up, so just relax, go outside, walk around, and wait for it.
Do we want to make the process faster? Of course. And if you’re interested in helping that, please check out Meta ticket #1578 to understand how it was all written for the new directory.
To remind you:
- Changes can take a couple hours to display even on the good days. While it is generally much shorter, 6-12 hours is about when you should start wondering if something’s up, not before.
- Multiple commits to SVN means multiple builds of your code. The more times you commit, the more builds, and the slower it goes for everyone. Commit once, then go make a sandwich.
- Zips are built for for every tag’d release in your repository. Fewer tags, faster builds. We advocate removing older builds as they’re generally not necessary for use.
- Patience, patience, patience. With over 60k plugins (counting the closed ones), this is a HUGE database of things.