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

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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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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 ...
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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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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: ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to know if a script started by wp_cron is still active?

I have a plugin that uses wp_cron to run jobs, these jobs are quite large sometimes and they seem to have stopped without any indication (0 errors in apache log as well as in the plugin's own log) So ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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what effective ways are there to debug cron

Right now about 25% of the entries in my access log (which do not show resource like css, images, etc) are requests to wp-cron.php. I assume there is some process event that got "stuck" and keep ...
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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', ...