I am writing a plugin which makes calls to https://api.wordpress.org/plugins/info/1.0/{slug}.json

Is there a limit on making calls to WordPress.org API's? For example once per hour or every 10 minutes etc. Read more - https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress.org_API#Plugins

  • Any suggestions?!
    – kanenas
    Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 16:23
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    I guess it is probably easier and faster to ask the wordpress.org people directly. Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 11:21
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    @ialocin thanks for the suggestion! So here it is wordpress.org/support/topic/…
    – kanenas
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 21:10
  • Still relevant today
    – TonyG
    Commented Dec 28, 2023 at 22:35

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I have no idea if WP API has limits, but, you should always cache your requests every time you deal with a third party API access. it is a good practice to cache the response for an hour or whatever, it will help optimizing the site which will use your plugin, thus it loads faster due to cached responses.

I suggest you use Transients API « WordPress Codex

  • Although what you say is correct, it isn't an answer to the question. Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 11:24
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    Apologize to answer rather than to only drop a comment. sorry.
    – Ismail
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 11:28
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    Not a problem and actually maybe it isn't that bad as additional insight and information, so let it be an answer I guess. Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 11:30

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