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Check if function called by cron job

I have a function that I only want to run via a cron job. Is there a way I can check that a particular scheduled event is calling this function and not anything else?
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Delete posts from a post type automatically via Cron

how can I use Cron to delete posts of a certain post type once they reach a certain limit, like keep maximum 50 posts? The reason is that these posts are being imported automatically periodically, so ...
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Sending out scheduled emails

Will wordpress run cron if I have scheduled emails to send? Seems like if no visit (request) is made to the site, scheduled tasks won't run and therefore emails won't be sent eg. hourly. According ...
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How to remove unused avatar uploads in buddypress [closed]

Im seeing in my wp-content/uploads/avatars folder that there are tons of avatars from when I created test users, but changed the avatars. So, i’m assuming that even if the user changes their avatar, ...
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Recurring scheduled task help

I'm trying to set up a scheduled task in my Wordpress installation which will (eventually) run a script to send an email once a day with a load of data in. However I can't seem to get a scheduled ...
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How to set-up multiple cron task with wp_schedule_event so that they do not overlap?

I'm using a cron to take data from Facebook and i have divided the job into three calls, to avoid making to many call all toghether, now how do i set up calls so that they don't overlap? // Set the ...
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How Do I Make WordPress Run an Event Every Day?

In a plugin I want to build, it deals with contests. A contest has a date on it. Does WordPress have a feature in it where it can run a piece of code every day without requiring someone to create a ...
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Which file do I run a cron job on to make Twitter News Feed update more often?

I have installed the Twitter News Feed plugin which only updates once an hour. There is a button to press though that updates it immediately. I presume therefore that there is a file that I can call ...
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Hourly WP schedule, do I need at least 1 visitor hourly?

I am planning to schedule an hourly task from my wp plugin, as I understand these tasks are triggered by visits to the website. So for an hourly task I will need at least one visitor hourly. Does it ...
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How does one programmatically manage posts from a external php script?

How does one create a post, assign it to a category, add tags to it and set the featured image from a PHP script that exists somewhere on disk (say /usr/local/process.php) and isn't part of the ...
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Remind a user about their account if they have not used it for 6 months

I have a website working with a user registration/login system all working also. I wish to automatically send all users an email that have not used their account for 6 months. I have an idea, but ...
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How to Automatically import external images to Upload

Hi to all I would like to have a simple plugin, hook, anything that Automatically caches external images. Simple explanation: Actually I'm using this plugin: ...
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WordPress Caching - Transients API or “update_user_meta ” Cronjob?

I'm trying to set user meta based on queries. Basically, things like IF the query returns true, set this or if not, set this (or don't set it, if it is true). This works great but the problem is I ...
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Cronjob not working as expected - issue with hook?

Today I've tried to write a Wordpress Cronjob. For testing purposes I wrote a function that sends me an email every hour, but it's not working. I've got a plugin called 'Core Control' which shows me ...
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Schedule event every second thursday of the month

I'm working on an email system and they want it automated to send out emails every second thursday of the month. I've got the PHP sorted out and ready to fire a callback to send the emails, but I'm a ...
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Delete all scheduled events with a particular hook

I have several cron jobs all hooked to the same hook, but each with a different argument (a post ID). It appears wp_clear_scheduled_hook only clears job which match the argument passed with it (or ...
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Running WordPress on the Command Line - Turn off Delayed Output?

I'm creating a cron job that runs outside of WordPress. From a development perspective, this makes it really easy to debug and create cleanup scripts or cron jobs, by just running a command like the ...
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wp_schedule_event / cron_schedules - custom recurrence time not working in Plugin

I am trying to add custom intervals for the WP cron in a plugin. It run with "hourly", "daily" default recurrence time. It dont' run when I add my own custom recurrence time for the function ...
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A unique wp_schedule_single_event() for each post?

I'm building a site for a client that requires sending out emails about each post at various dates (i.e. two weeks before after the post was published, then again four weeks after the post was ...
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Run W3 Total Cache Flush Function with Crontab [closed]

Ok. I'm really stumped on this one. Basically, I need to call a function for the Wordpress plugin W3 Total Cache as part of a cron job in crontab. I'd like to automatically clear the entire page ...
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Transients vs CRON +Custom Fields: Caching Data Per Post

Wanted some opinions on a solution I'm trying to come up with: I have a fan/enthusiast plugin I'm working on for fans of TV shows. One of the custom post types attached to the plugin is a release ...
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wp_schedule_event only when admin is visited

On the documentation page it says "The action will trigger when someone visits your WordPress site, if the scheduled time has passed." Is it possible to make this action trigger only when the admin ...
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How do you load WordPress from an external script when using MultiSite? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using WordPress functions on other sites I have an external script that needs to load up WordPress in order to have access to WordPress functionality. In the past I ...
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Generate Email if No Posts Within Time Period

I want an email to be sent to a specific list of email addresses if/when there have been no posts on the blog within the past 1 week. Any ideas on how I could do this?
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WP_cron won't trigger my action

I'm in a dead end with a schedualed task in a wordpress plugin for a multisite. Somehow the action I added don't get triggered. The task is getting schedualed and returns a timestamp when I run ...
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WP Cron is “half-failing” to insert posts

I built a plugin for my company, which basically goes to tube sites, scrapes them for content, and posts them automatically in whatever state is defined (publish, draft, future, etc). Now, everything ...
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Initialize WordPress environment to use in a real cron script

I have to run a PHP script through real cron (WP cron being too unreliable). Within that script, I need $wpdb to insert data into WordPress table. But of course $wpdb will not be available as ...
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Scheduled event does not run at midnight

I have an event scheduled to fetch feeds from different sources at midnight. I believe for some reason it is not being triggered. I use Core Control plugin for testing. When I 'Run Now' through it, ...
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Cron jobs for deactivated plugins

Hi I am using a plugin to view the cron jobs that are run by wordpress. I am noticing that there are jobs related to plugins I have deactivated and even deleted. Why is this so and how can I remove ...
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Calling static method in the Widget Class

I have a widget class Xwidget extends WP_Widget{ function cron_addB(){} } I want to run a cron job that calls that function from outside the class function xxx_cron_activation() { ; if ( ...
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Certain actions failing when run through cron

I am having a huge argument with Wordpress, and this is my last port of call before I throw the PC out of the window. I have a plugin here that exports an XML feed into Wordpress posts. The posts ...
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WP CRON on shared hosting that does not allow loopback connections?

My hosting company infrom me that they do not allow loopback connections, which are required to run the following cron task on my server. I need to run a cron task for this plugin: ...
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I'm looking for a plugin to execute a specific task a certain time

I'm looking for a plugin capable of execute a task (in my case, switch the sticky attibutte of certains) in a specific hour (for example 22:00 hrs), Anyone knows a plugin with those capabilities? ...
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Insert Wordpress page via external (cron) script?

I'm trying to write a php script that I can run out of cron to create new Wordpress pages. Unfortunately, I can't find any documentation on how to do this. I'm using the WP scripts rather than ...
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Will Wordpress use the newer schedule if it is updated using the filter 'cron_schedules'?

I learned that you can add new cron schedules by using the cron_schedules filter. If I change a interval of a schedule that I added earlier, will a job that uses this schedule be scheduled using this ...
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What causes wp_schedule_single_event to fire off?

This isn't as simple of a question as you may think. Basically I have a C# program that is hitting the worpdress site and the wp_schedule doesn't seem to fire off. If I go to the site with my firefox ...
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Auto Publish On Cron

I have some 100 unpublished posts. I want to publish 1 random post every time a cron is run. Is there a way or plugin to achieve this...
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WordPress Cron how to find out my event recurrence?

In my plugin I'm able to set a cron event like so: wp_schedule_event(time(), 'daily', 'myhookname'); But want I want to do is be able to find out what recurrence I have set for myhookname. The ...
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How to test wp_cron?

This is kind of a stupid question... I scheduled a action to run every hour: if(!wp_next_scheduled('my_hourly_events')) wp_schedule_event(time(), 'hourly', 'my_hourly_events'); ...
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Use Cron to modify posts via sql

Hi to all I need to run this twice a day: UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = REPLACE ( post_content, '[img]', '<img src="' ); UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = REPLACE ( post_content, '[IMG]', ...
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Any insights into Transient API locking, cron and threading?

How does one go about locking down transient API requests for multiple threading? Has anything done some benchmarking, just how much can the transient API handle for multiple concurrent requests? It ...
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Create cron job without a plugin?

Basically I wrote a function that lets me change the post status to draft depending of a field in the postmeta table: /** * Remove ads if they have been sold for over 5 days */ function ...
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How to debug WordPress “Cron” wp_schedule_event

How can I debug problems with WordPress Cron? I think it will trigger when users go to your site but any errors wont be shown to them, as the jobs are run "asynchronously". So how might I debug ...
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how to set array of args for scheduled event?

I have a scheduled event that runs twice daily in my plugin, the action is registered with add_action('fhprw_action','fhprw_check_fetch'); function fhprw_check_fetch($args){ $type=$args['type']; ...
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How to set intervals in cron jobs?

I am having a unmanaged VPS, where my wordpress site is hosted, I am also using WP-ROBOT 3 plugin for auto posting, I want it to do auto post through cron jobs, According to the documentation of the ...
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PHP5, Inheritance, Singleton - action & filter hook limitations

I'm currently working on a plugin, which uses the builtin cron functionality of wordpress. Instead of using PHP4, I want to use PHP5 with inheritance and the singleton design pattern. I run in some ...
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Refresh external feeds only in cron?

Is there an easy way to ensure that external feeds (via fetch_feed()) are only fetched via cron, and not when a regular user visits the site? This is for performance reasons, I want to minimize the ...
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wp-cron.php - How are WP's Cron transients removed?

I have a Wordpress Network that I am tasked with disabling the WP Cron and replacing it with an Apache Cron. I have set up a PHP script that when called by an Apache Cron will loop through all sites ...
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pingbacks testing

I have a few questions regarding functionality testing of PBs in a new wp installation (3.0.4): Are pingbacks sent immediately when a post is published, or are they scheduled as a cron job? If the ...
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Mail through Cron Execution, does not work!

Hey, So I've been trying to execute the mail php function and wp_mail function in a PHP function in wordpress. The php Function is called by a cron hook... The problem is, it doesn't execute the mail ...