wp-cron refers to a WordPress subsystem that allows for the scheduled execution of code

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wp-cron.php is triggered, but scheduled post is not published

I am new to wordpress. My site had been posting scheduled posts, but it seems to stopped due to no traffic. So I disabled wp default cron, and setup a cron job via cPanel. via command wget -q -O - ...
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Change update interval of wp_cron event without having to reactivate plugin

I recently wrote a plugin: Host Analytics.js Locally. It allows the user to self-host Analytics.js and updates it automatically by scheduling an update-script in wp-cron and runs that daily by default....
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crontab wp-cron.php on multisite path-based network: one for each path? Or just one for the root?

I have a single wordpress with multisite config enabled: define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true ); I want disable internal cron in wp-config.php with: define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true); My multisite ...
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trouble calling an import class from an action in a plugin before wp_cron executes

I’m using the wp_crontrol plugin to call an action added in my functions.php file which then calls a function in my plugin file. WP gets to my function but can’t call the class, I get this error: PHP ...
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How do I routinely extract the thumbnail of the most recent post?

I would like to write a PHP snippet that can communicate with Wordpress. When a new post is published, a file today.jpg will be generated from the thumbnail url (a custom field) of the most recent ...
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How to create a WP Cron hooks based on schedules from Advanced cron manager plugin?

I need to run the following script once per 24 hours: (1) http:domain.com/wp-cron.php?import_key=Iq_GCn7v0&import_id=36&action=trigger the following one to run after the above, once or twice ...
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Scheduling posts in database

I have more than 100 posts to schedule. I have set the date and the status (future) with a SQL query. But when the time comes the post is not published and in desktop I can read message 'Schedule lost'...
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wp_schedule_event() on specific time, daily

I'm not well verse with WP Cron, but I used them in one of my site knowledgeably. I set a custom query for every hour: add_action( 'init', function () { if( ! wp_next_scheduled( 'expire_cpt' ) ) {...
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WP Cron being triggered but not working as expected

I have created a WP cron job, my code for the cron job is shown below: public function run_import(){ if ( isset($_POST["run_import"])) { add_action( 'import_execution_event_test', ...
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WP Schedule Event - Every Day When First Visitor Comes

I have a daily wp schedule event. I know that it happens when a user visits the site and if a schedule time passes. If I started it on today 12 a.m. and if tomorrow first visitor comes tomorrow 1:...
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Set up a wp_cron to work daily, and set up a real cpanel chron, but its not working

So I followed all the instructions on this page https://support.hostgator.com/articles/specialized-help/technical/wordpress/how-to-replace-wordpress-cron-with-a-real-cron-job disabled wp_cron, and ...
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Why Should We Use wp_clear_scheduled_hook and What it Does?

I am new to cron job. After reading this article I was able to run a function every hour using wp_schedule_event. There is a quote on "Don't forget to clean the scheduler on deactivation" in that ...
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Schedule Removal of Menu Page and Shortcode

I want to schedule removal of a menu page and shortcode from wordpress after a certain time period. I am using below code but neither shortcode nor menu gets removed after a time period. Below is my ...
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WordPress Scheduled Task Not Firing

I want to echo a string after a time period using WordPress scheduling. Below is my code in functions.php. Nothing gets printed through echo statement and also there is no error. Please guide what am ...
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How to avoid timeout waiting for output from CGI script?

I have Apache Error coming from /wp-cron.php. I didn't modify that file. How can I avoid the timeout?
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WordPress: Cron locking and Queue

I have some CPU intensive scripts that I don't want to run concurrently. Every now and again the scripts will overlap and crash the server. Already at 2GB and the mysql container still crashes. I ...
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Cron While Editing Post

I have a multi-author blog, on which there are two schedule cron functions. The first function moves all public posts in the pending status after 365 days: if( ! wp_next_scheduled( '...
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How to periodically scrape and cache strings from remote txt files. - My First Plugin

I maintain a resource website, FilterLists, which is essentially a directory of txt files hosted around the net. I am trying to build my first WordPress plugin to (a) learn and (b) add a new feature ...
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flush_rewrite_rules with wp_cron

I'm trying to build myself a plugin for remote viewing data of all my WordPress installations in one overview. Therefore I'm generating a list using xmlrpc to remote connect to all the WordPress ...
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How to have a cron execute at a certain time on a certain day of the week

What's the best way to set a WP cron to fire once every Friday at 7PM EST? I know I could do something like the following, but if I understand correctly it will fire once right away, then reschedule a ...
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How Can I lock function to prevent running multiple instances in one time?

I have written a plugin. There's a function int it that works with a DB table and (works on a data tree) ,I want if function starts running ,other instances lock until it finishes(then other instance ...
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wp-cron function not running when activating the cron by form submit

I'm activating the cron by a form submit button ( not when plugin is activated ). Thus users have choice to set the cron or not. But it doesn't trigger the function. The cron is set, but triggering ...
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Cron job not working - Can't see in the queue attached

I have a custom schedule defined for a cron job to be triggered. This is how my code looks: <?php //wp-config define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true); //Plugin file register_activation_hook( '__FILE__', '...
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Wordpress cron is running with previously set time intervals and not the updated one

For testing purposes I keep short time intervals for cron and when the functionality is working fine, I change it to the required time interval. Whenever I change the time intervals for ex: from '...
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How to Solve the Wordpress Cron Job Site Slow down Problem?

The Cron job has more data's which creates entry everytime when a page is loaded. So i tried to get a solution by searching about it. I got some clarifications. But no solution for my problem. Many ...
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Too many wp-cron requests even when disabled

We have a webserver with a number of wordpress instances. Most if not all of them have disabled wp-cron.php using the wp-config line define('DISABLE_WP_CRON',true); Despite this, there are more ...
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WP Cron not executing after timespan

I trying to utilize wp_schedule_single_event to schedule an asynchronous task. However, my event was never called after 60 seconds. Do I need to do anything with ldp_new_topic_event hook before using ...
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How to disable wordpress cron jobs for a subsite?

Is there a way to disable the execution of all the cron jobs of a particular subsite in a wordpress multisite installation?
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How to add Cron to WordPress

I trying to develop a plugin to send emails to users in a specific time, so I have created my plugin like that : register_activation_hook(__FILE__, 'my_activation'); add_action('my_hourly_event', '...
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WP Cron as Fast as WordPress AJAX?

I have a question about performing a very long and resource intensive task within WordPress. Here is the scenario. I have a plugin that allows users to run a task that takes a very long time and ...
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Sending emails to separate accounts using a for loop

I need to run a for loop to go through all the users on my site and send any that are applicable an email. A user can have several categories on their profile, let's say 4. If the customer has ...
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How to run a function every 5 minutes?

I have a function to be run every 5 minutes. I've referred following from the codex: <?php wp_schedule_event(time(), 'hourly', 'my_schedule_hook', $args); ?> I want to run this function just ...
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How to setup a mail list with 2 hour autoresponder?

I have a WordPress blog and I want to put my product behind a subscribe list sign up. Here are my requirements: Need subscribe list to work with WordPress or Dreamhost (my hosting company is ...
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Cleaning “cron” from options table, will affect anything?

I have some scheduled events in my WordPress site. For that I use a cron job, so it has created an option in the wp_options table. After some days, my site is getting slow. When I check my database, ...
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daily job to run send email based on user data

Quick setup/info: A user can login to my site and is presented with a form to complete. The form contains a Category drop down, and then 5 possible text fields with a Task Name and a Completion Date ...
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How to email a published post notification at a certain time?

I am using follwoing code to send an email if any post is published or draft to published. <?php add_action('future_to_publish', 'send_emails_on_new_event'); add_action('new_to_publish', '...
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WP_cron not updating post meta, instead clearing it

I'm trying to store social media follower count (ex. FB fans, Twitter followers) in post meta daily with wp_cron. If I manually save the post it will save the social media count numbers correctly in ...
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couldn't connect to host - wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron

I've moved my wordpress website to new dedicated server. Website is running few cron jobs setup by wp-cron. As soon as i moved the website to new server cron jobs stopped running. I've debug bar ...
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Can you register two cron events in a single function?

Take the following: public static function activate() { wp_schedule_event( time(), 'twicedaily', 'process_rss_items' ); wp_schedule_event( time(), 'minute_15', 'process_top_news' ); } // end ...
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Multiple wp_schedule_event cron jobs in plugin cause multi-execution

over the last week I have been working on some cron jobs for a real-estate website that has hundreds of updates/deletes and new posts added each day. I am very near the end now and looking to ...
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Error log says wp_create_category doesn't exist when run in a cron

I have a plugin written for a client that takes an XML feed they have and creates WP posts from it. It works both by being able to manually pull the feed through an interface (which also lets them set ...
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Is it normal for a scheduled post to say “Missed Schedule”

There is a custom post type I am making called announcements. When I set it to a future publishing time, say at 8:00. It will say at 8:01 'Missed Schedule'. However after a little while I will refresh ...
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How to prevent the scheduling of the same event on the same day

I have an system right now where the user can setup to send out emails on a schedule. However, my clients want the ability to only allow 1 scheduled email to go out once a day. If they attempt to ...
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Cron schedule interval through plugin options?

My plugin sets up a CRON job on plugin activation to run after every 5 minutes. I want to provide a section in my plugin settings page, where the user can specify an interval. How would I do it? I am ...
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wp_schedule_single_event does not call my action

I have created the following action: add_action( 'test_action', 'test_action' ); function test_action() { error_log( 'test_action' ); } And am calling it like this: error_log( '...
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Hourly scheduled wp_cron job keeps getting rescheduled

Every time I refresh the page, my cron job update_backup_now_feed seems to have its timer reset. I'm using a plugin called "crontrol" that displays the time until next call, and every time I refresh ...
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Wrote a WP Cron Plugin and it triggers a fatal error upon activation

I'm writing a WP Plugin for one of my sites that hooks into a public API to get app data and save that within Wordpress to allow for WP to be able to search & filter the data based on new ...
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Loading custom content type from ajax results?

Using WordPress 4.3 and we have a custom post type with custom fields. It's easy to just import all of this content from a DB to the WP DB and everything will be there. Problem is, all internal work ...
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Huge cron option_value into wp_options table

I recently noticed after performance errors and failure that the memory that a single request was consuming (either front or back) was increased rapidly. After hours of experiments and research I ...
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Cancel/Stop a currently ongoing scheduled cron event?

If I scheduled a CPU-intensive job via a cron scheduled event, how do I go about stopping it or cancelling the job while it is currently running?