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When to use wp_schedule_single_event for async / non-blocking processes?

I have noticed this pattern in some plugins lately: <?php function MY_CRON(){ wp_schedule_single_event(time(), 'MY_ACTION'); } add_action('save_post', 'MY_CRON'); function MY_FUNCTION(){ // ...
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WP Cron debug issue - running on staging, not on live

I realised a plugin's wordpress cron wasn't running on my live site, so I installed WP Debug Cron to investigate the issue. All the custom and core events show Next Execution as being in the past. In ...
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Template Tag not available in real Cron Jobs

I have very simple file with one line: echo file_get_contents( get_template_directory_uri().'/scheduler.php' ); This file is called by cpanel cron using php -q. When I put full link without ...
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What is the use of wp_schedule_event hook?

I want to do a cron(executes function at specific time, like email,db backup etc) job. I searched in wordpress, i got this wp_schedule_event Here they say it will execute job when someone visits ...
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After plugin options changed hook

i am looking for a hook that fires after the options for my plugin have changed. I have an option named "interval", it basically registers a cron schedule. Now, id like the change to take effect, ...
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Plugin has a cron job, but the function doesn't actually run

I've been working on a Wordpress plugin, and it requires a cron job to do some work. I've got the job setup and scheduled and I can see it in the cron using one of the plugins which lets you see the ...
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Run function at specific time

I have a WordPress function that I want to run once daily at a specific time. How should I go about doing this, since WP cron cannot be set to a particular time?
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Do WordPress cron jobs slow down page loading?

If a user visits a site and his visit triggers a cron job that is quite intensive, the page load speed will be slower for him right? As I understand the page doesn't wait for the cron job to execute ...
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Cron jobs repeating themselves

If I have a function set to run every 5 minutes via a WP cron job, and I have only one visitor during a day, does his visit trigger just one run of that function or all the runs that have been amassed ...
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Adding custom cron_schedule prior to wp_schedule_event

I am trying to add a custom cron_schedule interval inside a plugin and then use that custom interval to schedule a cron event when the plugin is activated. It seems that the custom interval is not ...
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Problem with inserting Iframe in post_meta with Cron

I am trying to automatically post from Tumblr to Wordpress. I've made some scripts that enable Wordpress to put the first image of the content as Featured image and put the first <iframe> in ...
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Cron firing my function everytime wp-admin is visited

This is a MU-plugin I'm developing, and I want it to run hourly. Unfortunately, it's running every time I visit any site's wp-admin page. I've used the Debug Bar plugin with the Cron plugin, and it ...
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How can I prove if wp cron is running my task if I have DISABLE_WP_CRON set to true

I am trying to trigger a wp cron task via a real (linux) server cron and have followed online instructions to add this to wp-config: define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true); My cron job does this : wget ...
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Get frequency of scheduled event

How do I get the frequency of a scheduled event? I am writing a plugin, that would do something in a user defined schedule. The way I am trying to do this, is creating a custom cron schedule, which ...
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WooCommerce Emails Firing Multiple TImes

I am having a problem with my WooCommerce install where order update emails (which I think are scheduled using WP Cron??) are fired multiple times - some times as many as 7 or 8. Would it be WPCron ...
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Send an email to users reminding them about the event 2 days in advance

In my database, I already have the users list and the events list with their dates and times. How do I send an email to the users list reminding them about the event 2 days in advance? I need it to ...
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Reoccurring cron request

It appears that somehow my plugin on some wordpress installations causes a never ending stream of cron requests to occur. I believe the only place that we use code that interacts with cron is when we ...
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WP Cron job every 1st and 15th of the month

Trying to set up custom schedules for WP Cron, knowing that they use an interval is it even possible to set up a cron job for every first of the month? As well as every fifteenth. This is what I have ...
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Wordpress can't seem to handle tens of thousands of scheduled posts? Cron Breaks

I have a website listing doctors in the us. I'm spreading out the posts over 2 years, but I have about 2.8 million doctors to list. Right now I'm adding the post automatically via a custom script, and ...
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WP Super Cache All Pages

I didnt find it but is it possible to run at night all pages so the next morning the whole website is cached? Or are there other plugins who does this job? I hope someone can help me! Thanks!
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Cache plugin Cache all Pages by cron

Does someone know if there is a cache plugin where you can choose if you can cache all pages at once? And if possible with a cron!
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Cron job to call php to email last 24 hours posts

We have been trying to call via CronJob a PHP script that will email the past 24 hours posts using the 'post_type' = 'reservations' filter. <?php query_posts( array( 'post_type' => ...
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Replace internal WordPress Cron Job with php solution

This will be a multi part question, with the aim of clarification and guidance. I have a task which I require to be run every night at midnight. wp_schedule_event looks like its going to be my ...
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Need to execute a cron job

I need a cron job to execute the following url http://www.mywebsite.com/wp-admin/admin.php?page=myvideoblog/mvb_main.php&action=processfeed&updatefeed=67 The problem is that it requires ...
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Refresh page using Cron after any post is published

I would like to refresh page after any post(custom post type) is published, how do I refresh page using the Cron after any post is published? Can anybody tell me in which direction should I go? I ...
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How to use wp cron job to run a function

I have one function: "update_user_like" to sum ​​all facebook likes from all user's posts. How to run that function at 3am every day by wp cron job? Thanks much!
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What happens when wp_cron is deactivated in Wordpress?

In a Wordpress 3.5.1 the apache log generates the following error related to wp-cron.php: [18/Jun/2013:10:53:21 +0200] "POST /wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1371545601.7393701076507568359375 HTTP/1.0" ...
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Cron Job variable not accessible

I am currently running a cron job on my cPanel to update a variable containing exchange rates, how can I make this variable available to functions and pages in my wordpress site? My command in cPanel ...
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WordPress Cron Schedule the if and else statement

I have a custom php loop/function written that works in the following way $start = strtotime(date("Y-m-d H:i:s", strtotime("+5 hours"))); $end = get_post_meta( $post->ID, '_limited_dates_to', true ...
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setting featured image is not working while running script in background, works when running that script from browser

I have creted a script which will fetch content from one of my site and automatically create new post in my wordpress blog. When I am running that script from browser, its working really cool! post ...
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Using mysql queries to delete custom post types based on meta_value

I am trying to create a cron job to run on my server which deletes a custom post_type (post_type = event) from my databse based on a meta_key (st_date) and a meta_value (the date the event took place ...
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Interrupted cron script sending me hourly emails. Please help!

One of my Wordpress installs (cPanel VPS) had a cron job (backup to Dropbox script) that was interrupted. Ever since the interruption I receive hourly emails from root@ cPanel/WHM: -Excessive resource ...
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run a cron task without obstructing page load?

I have a plugin that lets users upload post attachments via AJAX in the admin area. I later try to push these files to DropBox via their REST API. It almost works. The issue is with WP cron task ...
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Better handling of WP-CRON server load abuse

There are multiple reports on how wp-cron is a far from ideal solution because it runs every time a page is loaded, which is unnecessary in most scenarios (one scenario in which it would be necessary ...
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WP Cron emails not working

Running wp 3.5.1. I have 2 plugins that work in part. They do everything nice. If I click to send emails, they send the emails. However the scheduled emails are not being sent. The plugins are: ...
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Are uploads directories created on a schedule?

I have a cron job that alerts me to modified files on a couple of WordPress installs. Two of them alerted me tonight to the creation of apparently empty folders like ...
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How to make wp cron job not fire immediately?

I'm scheduling a job in wp cron: add_action('my_cron_hook', 'my_cron_action'); wp_schedule_event( time(), 'interval1', 'my_cron_hook' ); function my_cron_action(){ //do something } The ...
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Is it safe to run wp-cron.php twice if the first instance takes too long?

Let's say I disabled "DISABLE_WP_CRON" in wp-config.php Is it OK to run wp-cron.php twice overlapping? I've noticed sometimes wp-cron.php needs several minutes. I'd give it a full hour but the ...
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WP Cron doesn't execute when time elapses

The goal I want to use wp_schedule_single_event( ) to execute a single event that sends me an e-mail 8 minutes after the user submits a form. The issue The following code is in my functions.php: ...
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How do i schedule cron in wordpress for each second?

I want to schedule a cron job in Wp3.5.1 to sending email to those customer whose appointment is pending. here some code am trying: For the testing am scheduling corn for each second to insert row ...
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”doing_wp_cron” in URL even if ALTERNATE CRON is not in wp-config

The insertion of ?doing_wp_cron in Wordpress’s URL is very well documented here. My problem is a little different. I turned on the ALTERNATE_WP_CRON feature in my wp-config file a few days ago. Then, ...
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Force Cron to run only on one server

Given a site running on server A and server B with a load balancer, shared database/etc, and a regular wp-cron task, how would I make sure that wp-cron only runs on server A, never on server B?
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Scheduled Posts and wp-cron - Why don't scheduled posts publish if too old?

I notice that the documentation for wp_schedule_single_event mentions the following:- The action will fire off when someone visits your WordPress site, if the schedule time has passed. However ...
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When does next Cron Job run (time from now)?

I would need to know how much time is left between now and the next time a specifc Cron Job is done. For another answer I built a basic cron inspector plugin which can be found here. Reason I'm ...
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Trigger a cron every 24h GMT -8

I' like to run a cron every 24 hours at midnight PST ( = GMT -8 ) This is what I have if ( !wp_next_scheduled( 'cron_hook' ) ) { //reset on 00:00 PST ( GMT -8 ) == GMT +16 $timeoffset = ...
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Running WP Cron on specific local time

The scenario is to run insert_post function every midnight (00:00) of local time. Must run daily on weekday. function add_daily_task(){ if((date('l', time()) != 'Saturday') || (date('l', time()) ...
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How to do some action weekly?

For each new post, I add News category. And I want to delete this category from each post after 7 days. I already know to "delete" the new category but how to run it every week ?
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Create wp_cront events dynamically upon user submission

Is it possible to set up new wp_cron jobs dynamically upon a certain action? I have a form submission (I'm using Gravity Forms, so have several functions set up on several of their hooks already) ...
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How is WP Cron Locking implemented?

WordPress takes measures to ensure that a cron task doesn't run twice when it should run once, e.g. once every hour when an hourly schedule is given, rather than the occasional twice at the scheduled ...
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wp_schedule_single_event function not working

I am testing the wp_schedule_single_event function and it is currently not working on my upgraded version of wordpress. It looks like the event is being scheduled but the code in my hook is never ...