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

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Send email daily from WordPress site

I customized a calendar plugin which shows today's birthdays and current month's list of wedding anniversaries in the home page of the site. I wrote a code in that plugin's displaying page using ...
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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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Scheduled 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 wp-config....
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Scheduled Posts and wp-cron - Why don't scheduled posts publish if too old?

I notice that the documentation for wp_schedule_single_event mentions the following:- The action will fire off when someone visits your WordPress site, if the schedule time has passed. However ...
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Missed scheduled WordPress

I am currently in version 3.1 of WordPress and I have a problem with planning my post. In fact, whenever I plan a post, it is written: "Scheduled missed. Could you help me please. Thank you in ...
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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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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 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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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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How do i schedule cron in wordpress for each second?

I want to schedule a cron job in Wp3.5.1 to sending email to those customer whose appointment is pending. here some code am trying: For the testing am scheduling corn for each second to insert row ...
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How is WP Cron Locking implemented?

WordPress takes measures to ensure that a cron task doesn't run twice when it should run once, e.g. once every hour when an hourly schedule is given, rather than the occasional twice at the scheduled ...
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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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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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How to Better Control WordPress Cron Jobs?

I have a bunch of standalone WordPress sites, and WordPress Multisite Network of Sites on my server. There are times where there are too many sites all running cron jobs too soon in proximity. I am ...
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Cron Job not working in plugin

I have written a plugin that will convert posts to excel format and then email the .xls to an email id. I can make it work with when function is declared in functions.php but does not work with ...
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Posts wont expire

I am having some trouble with scheduling posts to automatically expire (either by deleting or going to draft), every plugin I have tried does nothing and when it reaches the scheduled time nothing ...
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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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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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How to make sure a wp-cron job runs

I am using a plugin to send emails to a relatively large email list. Because we have a low per-hour email threshold from our host we have to use a setting in the plugin to throttle the emails down to ...
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Run a cron job (or similar) in the background of WP after post update/create

I would like to run a filter on post content after it has been created or updated. I would like this to occur after the user has submitted the post, as it may be a bit of a lengthy process (a find/...
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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: http://tribulant....
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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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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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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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WP_Cron script not updating all posts in loop

I've had an issue with this piece of script for a month now http://pastebin.com/f6LqgqQS. What the script is supposed to do is loop through all my posts, pull the like count from the facebook graph ...
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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: fopen(http://localhost/wordpress/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1373799734....
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Getting Error “invalid secret string” by running wp-cron.php manually

I am trying to run the wp-cron.php manually by calling it that way: http://mysite.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron Disabling the auto cron function with : define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', TRUE); produces ...
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How to code schedule / cron job

I am using wp_schedule_event to hourly insert items from an rss news feed into my client's blog. Here is how I am setting it up in my functions.php: add_action('init', function(){ $timescheduled ...
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How to set up WP Cron in this scenario

I wanted to use Wordpress built in WP Cron to update currency rates daily. I use this function currently, require_once(WP_PLUGIN_DIR . '/autocurupdate/currencyexchange_class.php'); $cx=new ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 2>&...
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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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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 ...