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

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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 ( ! ...
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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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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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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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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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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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When does next Cron Job run (time from now)?

I would need to know how much time is left between now and the next time a specifc Cron Job is done. For another answer I built a basic cron inspector plugin which can be found here. Reason I'm ...
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Trigger a cron every 24h GMT -8

I' like to run a cron every 24 hours at midnight PST ( = GMT -8 ) This is what I have if ( !wp_next_scheduled( 'cron_hook' ) ) { //reset on 00:00 PST ( GMT -8 ) == GMT +16 $timeoffset = ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Long running action from plugin

I'm creating a WordPress plugin that will copy posts data to a remote database, I know it will take a while to transfer all the posts. How should I create copy functionality so it won't timeout? ...
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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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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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get_posts inside cron

Edited to rewrite my question I'll try to be as clear as possible, as I need to get this resolved quickly. I disabled WordPress' cron, and added a real cron job on my server to call wp-cron.php ...
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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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Run WP Cron Weekly (but on a certain day)

I'm looking add-in a bit more speficity to the WP Cron intervals. To add a "weekly" interval, I've done the following: function re_not_add_weekly( $schedules ) { $schedules['weekly'] = array( ...
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Do wp-cron scheduled tasks run asynchronously?

I have a task scheduled to run daily using wp-cron. The task takes over a minute to run (between downloading and parsing a very large file with cURL). According to the WP documentation, "The ...
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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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How to use wp_schedule_event in a class?

This is first time that I tried the OOP method of writing an application. I don't quite understand it yet. Currently I have this cron hook: if( !wp_next_scheduled( 'my_cron_hook' ) ) { ...
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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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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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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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How to remove unused avatar uploads in buddypress [closed]

Im seeing in my wp-content/uploads/avatars folder that there are tons of avatars from when I created test users, but changed the avatars. So, i’m assuming that even if the user changes their avatar, ...
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PHP Warning on fresh install (Connection timed out)

I get this PHP Warning when accessing my fresh WordPress 3.4.1 install (Norwegian language). Warning: fopen(URL_TO_MY_WORDPRESS_PAGE/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1341476616.7605190277099609375000): ...
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Recurring scheduled task help

I'm trying to set up a scheduled task in my Wordpress installation which will (eventually) run a script to send an email once a day with a load of data in. However I can't seem to get a scheduled ...
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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. ...