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

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wp_delete_auto_drafts() deletes links in menus

Since yesterday the wp_scheduled_auto_draft_delete cron job somehow deletes all page entries from our menus. All entries in the table wp_postmeta with meta_key = '_menu_item_object' and meta_value = '...
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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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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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WordPress Cron Schedule the if and else statement

I have a custom php loop/function written that works in the following way $start = strtotime(date("Y-m-d H:i:s", strtotime("+5 hours"))); $end = get_post_meta( $post->ID, '_limited_dates_to', true ...
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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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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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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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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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Using wp_cron with custom time interval and the register activation hook

Scenario 1: fails Adding a cron task wp_schedule_event with a custom interval on plugin activation using register_activation_hook outside the class definition fails to work because the custom ...
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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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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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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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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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WordPress Scheduled Task Not Firing

I want to echo a string after a time period using WordPress scheduling. Below is my code in functions.php. Nothing gets printed through echo statement and also there is no error. Please guide what am ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...