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I have a custom post type just for contacts, I want to create a metabox with the contacts birthday and have it notify the site admin when it comes up (Or a day/week/month before the date if possible).

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WP doesn't have a real Cron Job System/APi, but it got the Schedule API, as you can see here. Other related functions can be found here in codex filed under "See Also". That's the closest you will get with WP.

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Thanks Kaiser, I'll take a look, though I'm not sure how I would add this to a metabox. –  Marco Dec 2 '11 at 20:03
    
save_post filter? Could you please mark the Q as answered. Thanks. –  kaiser Dec 3 '11 at 15:22

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