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I hate the way Wordpress Cron Jobs run, so I disabled them:

define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true);

and want to run a real cron job instead:

wget http://www.myserver.com/wp-cron.php > /dev/null 2>&1

Question: can I then use wp_schedule_event to schedule my own stuff? Will they be triggered by the cron job?


Also, can I trigger the cronjob without wget?

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There was an answer with a discussion, and it just vanished. So, is this doable, or not? –  Myself Oct 28 '12 at 0:40
    
It vanished, cause it was plainly wrong and I deleted it. wp-cron.php calls wp-load.php, hence can access all of WPs (frontend) functions and hence is runnable on its own (kudos @Otto). Now it's just a matter of triggering it from cron. wget and a URL will only be required if you wanted to run it from your local (or any other remote) machine (which would be pointless). Run it from your server's cron with an absolute path to it and you ought to be set. –  Johannes Pille Oct 29 '12 at 5:02
    
@JohannesPille - So will triggering it directly though a cronjob run wp_schedule_event actions? –  Myself Oct 29 '12 at 14:18
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