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

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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?
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How to customize 'recurrance' of' wp_schedule_event'?

I am new to WordPress development. I build a function to send email twice a day with wp_schedule_event. My recurrance is twicedaily. Is this possible to change twicedaily time to 9:00 and 14:00. If so ...
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wp_schedule_event won't accept args

I'm trying to schedule event on hourly basis but it doesn't work. Why, I can't understand. Here is a function that i use to schedule event. add_action( 'scheduled_update_feeds', 'update_feeds', 10, ...
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Wordpress cron isn't scheduled on amazon web services

I'm trying to setup a cron to run every hour, it works fine on my local vagrant box, but it doesn't seem to schedule properly on aws(elastic beanstalk). Here's the code: ...
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Wordpress schedule posting not working

I have Wordpress 3.5.1 and I use Bluehost hosting service. When I schedule posts after that time passed, WP posts dashboard shows "Missed schedule" message under the date. Then I checked my ...
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wp_schedule_event in a class

This is my (stripped down) plugin, in OOP: <?php /* Plugin Name: Cron Test Plugin URI: http://www.mywebsite.com/ Description: Test Version: 1.0 Requires at least: 3.0 */ class CronTest { public ...
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Triggering wp-cron by cronjab directly rather than with wget?

Can you just trigger wp-cron.php using "php /path/to/publichtml/wp-cron.php" rather than going through the wget method (e.g. "wget -q -O - http://example.com/wp-cron.php>/dev/null 2>&1")?
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Countdown Timer to Publish Draft

I am attempting to create a way for specific draft posts to be published after a 36-hour countdown. Basically, the site allows post submissions which are voted on, and the winning post gets ...
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WP Cron does not work on MAMP server

Using PHP 5.5.10 and WordPress 4.3. No matter what, I can not get Wp-cron to work. If I visit wp-cron.php or wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron it works after a few seconds of waiting. I.e. it echos "Hello". ...
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Set post to draft after set period based on post_modified date

I have a custom post type for the user profile page. My client wants all users to update their profile at least once a month, so we want their profile (custom post) to be automatically set to draft ...
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WP Cron and wp_insert_post

I'm trying to insert posts using a cron job, but I keep running into errors where WP is missing functions (is_user_logged_in, wp_get_current_user). Is there a proper way to run wp_insert_post using a ...
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Change post status based on meta value

I have this cron set up to trash posts x days after it is posted. This works. Edit: Added my answer to my question. add_action( 'wp', 'do_trash_ads' ); function do_trash_ads() { if ( ! ...
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WordPress Cron scheduled but not running?

I know that WP Cron is not a real cron and I am testing it by visiting it at when it is scheduled to run. I can see that it is scheduled using the crontrol plugin but clicking execute now does nothing ...
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wp-cron.php - timeout

I found via Query Monitor plugin, that there is some HTTP request error during page load. I looked at the error table, and here I found that problem is with this: FULL_IMAGE How can I delete this ...
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How to Insert data with wp cron

I am using wp_schedule_event for Insert data every 1 Minutes in a teble. But here is some confusion where i have to add code for Insert. Here is my code which add in functions.php in my theme. ...
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Can't access wp_filesystem in cron function

I'm writing a plugin for integrating WP with Visma. It will basically spit out an XML file every third hour using wp cron (going to setup server cron for wp-cron.php on the live site) and save it to ...
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Run function with linux cron job in Wordpress

I know that WordPress has a faux cron that is called like so when a user visits the page. register_activation_hook(__FILE__, 'my_activation'); add_action('my_hourly_event', 'do_this_hourly'); ...
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must save twice to trigger the wp_schedule_single_event

Code is as below. I set a custom field named sliderScheduledClosed stored a datetime. I want to schedule an event when I publish the post. add_action('publish_slider', 'IUI_schedule_event', 10, 1); ...
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How to use wp_schedule_event in a class?

This is first time that I tried the OOP method of writing an application. I don't quite understand it yet. Currently I have this cron hook: if( !wp_next_scheduled( 'my_cron_hook' ) ) { ...
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WP Cron doesn't save <iframe> or <object> in post body

I am using wp_cron to auto grab posts from a remote website and save them in my wp db. NOTICE! I am executing my code from my plugin, not from my template functions.php or somewhere else. I have 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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wp cron job fires at every second or so, if callback is wrapped with DOING_CRON check it never fires at all

I am a bit lost while dealing with a open source plugin implementing wp cron. You can read about the problem on github https://github.com/nekojira/wp-currencies/issues/6#issuecomment-116735909 - I ...
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Run WP Cron Weekly (but on a certain day)

I'm looking add-in a bit more speficity to the WP Cron intervals. To add a "weekly" interval, I've done the following: function re_not_add_weekly( $schedules ) { $schedules['weekly'] = array( ...
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Trigger Cron Job

I've created a custom field called "auto_expiry_date" within a post type "collection". I'm trying to setup a cron job on a daily scheduled to check if a post has a "auto_expiry_date" older than the ...
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Is WP-Cron / wp_schedule_event suitable for time-consuming actions?

I want to schedule an action to be run daily. This action can take up to a few seconds. Question is: is WP-Cron the suitable mechanism (compared to, say, classic Unix cron) for such action? The ...
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Schedule WordPress Auto-Updates to only run during business hours

We've turned on WordPress Auto-Updates (yey!), but, just in case this does break anything, we'd like to only run Auto-Updates during daylight hours (e.g. 09:00 - 17:30). We have the "on init" WP-Cron ...
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Is it OK to use a system cron to trigger a function hooked into the AJAX API

I have a real cron job setup and it seems to work. I have outlined the basics below. The reason I ask is I don't see this method mentioned often and I'm wondering if that is because doing so is a bad ...
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Set post to unpublished after one week depending on condition

I have a post type with a custom field checkbox. If this checkbox is checked and the post is published, I want to unpublish when one week has passed since last modified date. How would I go about ...
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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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Post expire by gravity fields

I'm using gravity forms to let users publish some content from front-end. But I need to let then set expiration date. So I've installed Content Scheduler and Post Expirator plugins, because plugin's ...
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Failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in \wamp\www\wordpress\wp-includes\class-http.php on line 929

I'm writing a theme and almost every time I reload a page, WordPress is giving the following error Warning: ...
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Sending email to all users

What is the best practice to send an email to a large number of users? I am developing a plugin for the website of an association and one of the things needed is to be able to send an email to all ...
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Best Way to get facebook share count and update using wp_schedule_event or any other method

I recently developed a news blog, and my client needs facebook share count. I Successfully able to get the share count and update the custom field using below code.(with the help of cybermeta). What ...
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How to make WordPress emails async

I recently had an issue on my site where emails were failing to send. That was a problem, but the bigger problem was that the failure caused the script to timeout which really put a damper on the user ...
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WP cron doesn't pass through my arguments

I've been trying to import some posts trough a cron action. The problem is my last step. Everything is going well, except for the execution of the cron. It is only passing trough the first argument. ...
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How to run WP Cron the right way?

I have WordPress Multisite with several sites. I set up DISABLE_WP_CRON to true in my wp-config.php. How to run wp-cron.php the right way? If we set up cron task with wget or curl we have 30 sec ...
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wp_next_scheduled returning a past timestamp

So, here is my entire code in wp_content/plugins/my_plugin/my_plugin.php : register_activation_hook(__FILE__, 'comunity_mails_activation'); add_action('check_mails_to_send', 'do_this_daily'); ...
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No result update a custom field using wp_schedule_event

I recently developed a news blog. My client asked for a facebook share count of an article. I am able to get the share count using facebook api, However, according to the information I found from ...
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Converting timestamps to local time with date_l18n()

I've got a WordPress cron job that sends an email periodically and saves the timestamp when it was sent as an option, and I'd like to display a date on a settings page. Something like, "The last ...
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my wp schedule event is not working

function wp_cron_define(){ add_filter('cron_schedules', function($schedules){ $schedules['mine'] = array( 'interval' => 30, 'display' => 'once in a week' ...
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Detect each active instance of a widget

Is it possible to detect each active instance of a particular widget? As part of a plugin I'm working on, I want to run a for each loop on each widget instance Each widget is a Twitter feed and the ...
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Run Wordpress Plugin in the Specified time

I write the wordpress plugin . That Contains curl code... When I open wordpress site Ex(http://localhost/wordpress or http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin ,...) this plugin running. But I Want Run ...
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Using cron for multiple queries

If I have something like the following in my single.php file (as a very basic example): <?php $a = the_field('test1'); ?> $b = the_field('test2'); ?> $c = the_field('test3'); ?> $d = ...
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WP-Cron function not firing

I am trying to get a simple php function working with cron (based on a tutorial). I have the following: <?php if (!wp_next_scheduled('please_just_work')) { wp_schedule_event( time(), 'daily', ...
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Wordpress Multisite Cron Issue

I'm having some very weird cron issues. I was looking to run cron on a multisite subfolder install. And I user Debug Bar Cron plugin to see my cron jobs. I can see that the cron jobs are running fine ...
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Schedule cron don't work

I try to set up a cronjob. It seems like it run the le_schedule function but not the le_do_this function. I also tried some cronjob plugins, some says it runs and some says it fails. In this case it ...
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Is there a known vulnerability for wp-cron.php?

I am using WordPress v.4.1 and all the plugins and the theme are up to date. I see in my log files too many of these... xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - - [02/Jan/2015:13:30:27 +0200] "POST ...
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Wordpress scheduled task is called but not executed

I created a plugin with a cron to update all posts of a certain type every 5 minutes. I installed WP Crontrol to check if the cron is registered correctly and everything seems to be okay. This is how ...
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wp_schedule_event is executing but the function related to the hook is not running

I have an OOP plugin, The purpose of the plugin is to catch scheduled posts, save them in cron, then 2 minutes after they are published, to run a custom function on them. This is the stripped-down ...