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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wordpress schedule posting not working, if i added define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', false); how do i fix it?

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_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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How to fix missing function in wp-cron?

One of my sites consistently fails to publish scheduled posts. I've tried disabling plugins, using Twenty Twelve, etc. with no luck. I installed the Core Control plugin and noticed that there is no ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to use `wp_schedule_event` with real cronjobs?

I hate the way Wordpress Cron Jobs run, so I disabled them: define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true); and want to run a real cron job instead: wget http://www.myserver.com/wp-cron.php > /dev/null ...
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How ( and mostly at what time ) can i prevent the alternate cron from running?

I'm using the alternate cron version, but i need to prevent it from running on some calls, how can i do this? In the cron.php file i've seen on line 225 if ( defined('ALTERNATE_WP_CRON') && ...
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Cron job not run on activation [duplicate]

The code i am pasting is supposed to run the function exporting once on activation of plugin and then hourly. But it doesn't run on activation nor hourly. I do see it in the list of cron jobs that are ...
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add_action to wp cron?

I'd like to execute some code everytime my wordpress cron runs, regardless of the timeframe. Is it possible to create an add_action for this? I looked in the filter list but I couldn't find anything ...
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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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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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wp_schedule_event() set daily, but processed every second

Reading wp_schedule_event() documentation got me code something like this: add_action('cr_paid_link_manager_generate_expiring_link_email_action','cr_paid_link_manager_generate_expiring_link_email'); ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Custom interval is not working

I am trying to create custom interval for cron schedule with given user input, but its not working. Here is the code: add_filter( 'cron_schedules', 'custom_cron_schedule' ); function ...
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Issue with wp_schedule_event()

I am trying to set up an event on a custom interval that will grab new posts from an Instagram search and create them as wordpress posts. I had the code working on its own page, and now I am trying to ...
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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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Hook/Cron Problem

I have this fuction in my fuctions.php <?php if ( !wp_next_scheduled('re-post2') ) { wp_schedule_event( time(), 'hourly', 'rep-post2' ); } function repostads() { global $wpdb; $querystr ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Managing scheduled tasks

I want users of my plugin to be able to define whether a task operates daily, twice daily, hourly or not at all as per the standard WP set-up. I'm storing these as 'daily', 'twicedaily', 'hourly' or ...
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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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Running a function on post content and CPT meta

As per this thread I'm scheduling a wp_cron every hour which runs a function. The function I'm running is reasonably lengthy and I didn't want authors to have to deal with the waiting times. My ...
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How to move post process to background

We have a large wp install that is freezing up whenever an editor hits "publish". It seems that the culprit is the pinging processes that run, such as re-building the sitemap, etc. Is it possible to ...
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How to parse a huge list of users using a CRON function?

I have several thousand users subrscribed to a WP website. Everyday I need to send an email to each user. The emails are custom generated depending on the data of several custom user profile fields. ...
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What is the most efficient way to execute recursive complex queries?

There's a "Jobs" section on my website (custom post type), with various associated taxonomies (language spoken, type of contract, location, etc.) The website also has a very big user base (about 10 ...
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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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custom cron interval is not working

I am trying to create custom interval for cron schedule with below code but it is not working, function cronschedules($schedules) { $schedules['custom'] = array( 'interval' => 36000, // seconds ...
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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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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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wp-cron still running even though DISABLE_WP_CRON is true

I have created a cron job to run wp-cron.php for me but I am seeing in my FPM logs where it's still running. From what I understand, is that with the cron job it wouldn't be hitting FPM to create any ...
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Save automatically data to user profile once or twice a day [duplicate]

The main goal : I am working on a panel which will display statistics of my user websites (external website). For that, I use the Google Analytics API. I save the Google Analytics profile number in a ...
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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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WP Cron: Save third party data as user meta

Editors note: Twitter ID and Google Analytics only serve as examples and are exchangeable. TL;DR I want to save external data in a user profile once or twice a day. I added two custom fields in my ...
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Make posts automatically from an Online XML file through wp cron job

I want to import posts from a RSS feed using the WP Cron API. Here is the link to the XML Feed. I activated different Feed Aggregator wordpress plugin but it gives error. Problem: FeedWordPress ...
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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 ...