Skip Next Build Plugin


You need to skip building a job for a short period of time. This typically happens when:

  • You are going to take external resources that the build utilizes offline for maintenance, and you don’t want to be annoyed by all the build failure notices, or
  • You are merging a major feature branch and you want to prevent builds until after the merge is completed.

While you can skip a build by disabling the project from the project configure page, you then need to remember to re-enable the project once the maintenance or merge activities are complete. Need we say more?


The Skip Next Build plugin, available with the CloudBees Jenkins Platform, allows you to skip building a project for a specified period of time. The build automatically turns on after the elapsed time period. The plugin helps administrators ignore a lot of false negatives and save time when managing resources.