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

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WP-Cron tasks scheduled but not running

I'm working on a particularly large WordPress multisite network, and have been struggling with WP-Cron. It seems that WP-Cron tasks are being scheduled, but not run. The WP-Cron tasks are not being ...
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what is firing cron

I've been having problems while trying to setup a simple cronjob. A lot of the WordPress tutorials like this one http://tommcfarlin.com/wordpress-cron-jobs/ specify a crontab with some time schedule ...
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Getting this code to work in Multisite

I'd like to run this code via cron on multisite. When I use the admin_init hook the code executes and works perfectly, deleting the blogs, however when I set it as a cron, and then run the event with ...
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Cron Lock Timeout, when to use?

When is it a good idea to use this constant in relation to WordPress Cron? WP_CRON_LOCK_TIMEOUT
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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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Break a Wordpress function to run in patches and re-continue

I am new to PHP and coding and I am really not a coder but I try to modify and use existing codes. I have a function which I am trying to run when needed for all users within Wordpress to do an ...
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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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Hook/Cron Problem

I have this function in my functions.php <?php if ( !wp_next_scheduled('re-post2') ) { wp_schedule_event( time(), 'hourly', 'rep-post2' ); } function repostads() { global $wpdb; ...
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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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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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Using a Cron Job to dynamically populate a field ONCE, and then making the field blank the next time someone visits page

I'm probably going to butcher explaining what I'm trying to do, so bare with me. Essentially I'm working on a custom Contest type of solution for a client. I'm using Gravity Forms for the users to ...
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Manually trigger a wp_schedule_event item?

I have successfully added an event via wp_schedule_event and I'd like to trigger it manually without disrupting the existing schedule. Is there a way to tell WP to execute an event immediately ...
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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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Wordpress Cron Job Counting Up and Not Down

I'm having a strange problem in which a WP Cron Job is counting "up" and not "down". Thus the job never runs. What I mean exactly should be clear from these outputs: [19-Sep-2013 23:33:51 UTC] ...
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Regenerating array key for wp_schedule_event args

I've been working on this the last day with no luck. Is there any way to update a stored args array key for an event scheduled? Reason I ask is I have array args that look like this when scheduling a ...
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Do multiple jobs on date change without WordPress cron job

I m trying to randomize several posts on my client's site which are on different pages , everyday. So I wrote a function which returns true on date change, and if does, I randomize the post ids and ...
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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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Scheduling posts to update once per day with wp_cron

I have a function that hooks into save_post that changes the value of a custom taxonomy term based on today's date. That's working fine. When I update a post, the taxonomy term is updated correctly. ...
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WPMU schedule doesn't execute actions

Here's a simple event that is correctly scheduled to be executed daily. Unfortuantely, it doesn't execute delete_old_users() function daily. It is supposed to delete users older than a certain date. ...
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Plugin Hooks Not Shown in WP Cron Jobs

I have installed a WordPress backup plug-in. This plug-in has several hooks. Some of those hooks should activate right after I trigger the backup tasks. But the problem is, after I start that plugin ...
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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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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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Reading csv from specific directory and insert it to custom post type (cron job)

Need a comprehensive cron job script to read .csv data uploaded regularly to specific folder. Will insert data to custom post type only if csv exist base on cron job current date. Any suggestion of ...
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wp_schedule_event - function won't execute

I use wp_schedule_event to have the function updatePostCounts() executed every hour. I also use the plugin "WP Crontrol" which shows me that the hook (opbs_update_counts) is there and is run every ...
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WP_Cron doesn't do the job: Multisite stats

I already found out how to get the amount of networkwide posts in WPMS. Until now the function was called by a user who opens the website. So it was rebuild every 24 hours. I don't want to let a ...
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How make a php script run only with wp-cron

I have a php script that executes a function and creates an xml file with results. I want this script runs only once daily and i'm using wordpress cron to do this. Problem is this script always runs ...
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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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Can wp_schedule_single_event be used to run background proccess?

I got a plugin that let users send invitations to their friends. If the user have like 4000 friends we run into trouble. At the moment i use a simple batch like the following for emails. But we also ...
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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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Cron jobs in a class

Having: pluginname.php // If this file is called directly, abort. if ( ! defined( 'ABSPATH' ) ) { die(); } define('PLUGINNAME_PLUGIN_URL', plugin_dir_url( __FILE__ )); ...
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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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Using wp_cron with custom time interval and the register activation hook

Scenario 1: fails Adding a cron task wp_schedule_event with a custom interval on plugin activation using register_activation_hook outside the class definition fails to work because the custom ...
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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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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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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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Which action for triggering cron “wp”or “init”?

Which one do you recommend using within a plugin and why? add_action( 'wp', 'trigger_me' ); function trigger_me() { if ( !wp_next_scheduled( 'my_plugin_cron' ) ) { ...
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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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Scheduling a task using class methods

I need to implement a scheduled task in my plugin, and I tried to follow the examples in the documentation, passing one of class methods as the target. I installed Cron Manager plugin, and I see that ...
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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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Is there a quick way to view the wp-cron schedule

I'm trying to work which plugin is triggering wp-cron. I know about the code: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_get_schedules , but I'd prefer to do something in the sql backend rather ...
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Wordpress daily cron is executing more frequently than once a day

I have a wp cron job scheduled based on what's in the options. In this case its schedule daily. add_action('init', function(){ if( !wp_next_scheduled('product_posting_cron') ){ ...
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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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wp-cron: freeze at “now”

sorry for the silly question. Briefly I have a wp (v. 3.5.1) blog using a heavily modified (by myself) theme. Everything works fine except for wp-cron. Listed jobs appears in (for instance) crontrol ...
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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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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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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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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 ( ! ...