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

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How Do I Make WordPress Run an Event Every Day?

In a plugin I want to build, it deals with contests. A contest has a date on it. Does WordPress have a feature in it where it can run a piece of code every day without requiring someone to create a ...
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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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How do you make a custom post type items automatically delete items 3 months after publication?

I'd like somer code that I can place in my functions.php file that will only modify the specified custom post type. I have already tried several plugins, but all of them have more features than I ...
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Hourly WP schedule, do I need at least 1 visitor hourly?

I am planning to schedule an hourly task from my wp plugin, as I understand these tasks are triggered by visits to the website. So for an hourly task I will need at least one visitor hourly. Does it ...
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Can't find wp-cron.php but I can see it in the public folder [closed]

I have a problem with the wp-cron.php file. I can see it when I browse the public folder and it has the permissions set to 755. But still I am getting this error in my server error log: [Thu Mar 15 ...
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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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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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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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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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Running WordPress on the Command Line - Turn off Delayed Output?

I'm creating a cron job that runs outside of WordPress. From a development perspective, this makes it really easy to debug and create cleanup scripts or cron jobs, by just running a command like the ...
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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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Some rogue WordPress plugin killing my server - how do I isolate and kill it?

Every so often my VPS server becomes unresponsive for no obvious reason. CPU usage is flat. No spike in traffic etc. When I run a top command on the machine (Centos) I can see that one of my sites has ...
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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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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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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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How can I change the frequency of a scheduled event?

I have declared a scheduled event in a plugin like this : function shedule_email_alerts() { if ( !wp_next_scheduled( 'send_email_alerts_hook' ) ) { wp_schedule_event(time(), 'hourly', ...
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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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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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Using wp_schedule_single_event with arguments to send email

I'm trying to schedule a pseudo cron job to send an email after a set amount of time utilizing a WordPress plugin. So far, I've been able to make this code run when I hard code the email address and ...
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How to test wp_cron?

This is kind of a stupid question... I scheduled a action to run every hour: if(!wp_next_scheduled('my_hourly_events')) wp_schedule_event(time(), 'hourly', 'my_hourly_events'); ...
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Why is ?doing_wp_cron being appended to my URLs

I'm finding this string appended to the end of my URLs sometimes: /?doing_wp_cron Does anyone know what it for? How can I remove it?
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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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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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wp_schedule_event will it run if timestamp has passed?

I've been told by my clients that scheduled jobs are not run some times as expected. I never questioned myself about how wp_cron actually works, I thought it was kinda self-explanatory. But now I ...
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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'); ...