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False plugin updates count

every time after updating one plugin on all child sites, the updates count of other plugins waiting to be updated is refreshed and the showing a new, false count.
Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Edit: also the Abandoned Plugins count is another one after every refresh.

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Hi Lukas,

This is not something that I can duplicate on my test setups.

Can you try to temporarily deactivate all non-MainWP Plugins and see if that makes any difference?

Hi @lhberg is this to say that on your dashboard you may see for example ten sites with 3 updates each but after updating one plugin they all suddenly vanish and your dashboard shows no further updates? You then re sync and suddenly the other two updates re-appear.

If this is the case then that is something I experience time to time too. Though I must admit I haven’t seen it since switching from NGINX to Apache hosting. Might be nothing and not linked to your issue but may help.

thanks Chris, I’m on an Apache hosting, thus most probably not linked to a server issue, as you mentioned.

thanks Bogdan, I’ll do so next time I run a bunch of updates and come back.

I have the same issues with abandoned plugin / theme numbers not being accurate and changing when the site or I run a sync.

I also have the issue where the number of plugins needing to be updated changes when doing updates. The best way to replicate this in my environment (Apache) is to sort updates by plugin and do an update all for a specific plugin.

Hi Bogdan,
I’ve done as suggested and still found two plugins no longer showing the previous count after refresh: PowerPack for Beaver Builder and Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder. When I try to recall I think that they alway acted like this and most probably were the reason for my ticket. Four more plugins waiting for update still showed the previous count: Elementor, Rank Math SEO, Swift Performance and WP Forms Lite.
After doing another synch across all child sites to restore the previous count and running the update for one of the latter plugins, the former ones acted the same again.
Should I open tickets with the providers of those plugins? If yes, what should I tell them?

PS: The plugins have one thing in common: They show ‘Plugin not found’ when clicking on the ‘Latest’ link. But Swift Performance does this, too, and doesn’t change its count.

PPS: when I do updates for a plugin on all sites unsing the ‘Update Now’ button, nothing changes – it’s the page refresh that does.

Hi Lukas, if I am right both mentioned plugins in the issue are premium plugins, so it could be that the custom API they use is causing the problem, but I am still now 100% sure.

If possible, could you send me temporary login to your dashboard (via Private Message) so I can check this and see what is going on?