Plugin updates to SVN issues

tl;dr – There was a delay when updating plugins in the repository, everything seems to work fine again.

We have been receiving reports from pluginPlugin 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party authors indicating that updates to their plugins made to SVNSVN Short for "SubVersioN", it's the code management system used to maintain the plugins hosted on It's similar to git. are not reflecting the changes on the plugin page.

We understand that this situation is frustrating for plugin authors, as it’s challenging to determine whether the problem lies with an incorrect “Stable tag”, an incorrect “Version”, a mess with the folders or a combination of all of these.

Besides those cases, as far as we know, this seems to be a technical issue in the repository, so it’s on metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team.

We have already escalated this issue to them and are waiting for it. Please wait patiently with us.

We will update this post as soon as we have more information. To help us manage other tasks within the repository, please refrain from sending us emails about this matter, as the updates provided here will contain all available information.


  • October 30, 2023, at 7:26 UTC: First report of the issue by a plugin author.
  • October 30, 2023, at 10:45 UTC: Issue escalated.
  • October 30, 2023, at 20:50 UTC: Meta team has detected the process in charge and is manually triggering it. They are still working on make the automation work again. In the meantime, expect delays of several hours when updating a plugin to see changes on the plugin page.
  • October 30, 2023, at 21:00 UTC. This appears to fixed, and we will keep monitoring the situation.

Fortunately, this issue is not affecting the initial plugin reviews, which will allow us to continue working to reduce the backlog.