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

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wp_schedule_event is executing but the function related to the hook is not running

I have an OOP plugin, The purpose of the plugin is to catch scheduled posts, save them in cron, then 2 minutes after they are published, to run a custom function on them. This is the stripped-down ...
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Multiple wp_schedule_event cron jobs in plugin cause multi-execution

over the last week I have been working on some cron jobs for a real-estate website that has hundreds of updates/deletes and new posts added each day. I am very near the end now and looking to ...
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Wordpress cron isn't scheduled on amazon web services

I'm trying to setup a cron to run every hour, it works fine on my local vagrant box, but it doesn't seem to schedule properly on aws(elastic beanstalk). Here's the code: ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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WP Cron as Fast as WordPress AJAX?

I have a question about performing a very long and resource intensive task within WordPress. Here is the scenario. I have a plugin that allows users to run a task that takes a very long time and ...
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Get frequency of scheduled event

How do I get the frequency of a scheduled event? I am writing a plugin, that would do something in a user defined schedule. The way I am trying to do this, is creating a custom cron schedule, which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How Can I lock function to prevent running multiple instances in one time?

I have written a plugin. There's a function int it that works with a DB table and (works on a data tree) ,I want if function starts running ,other instances lock until it finishes(then other instance ...
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How to Solve the Wordpress Cron Job Site Slow down Problem?

The Cron job has more data's which creates entry everytime when a page is loaded. So i tried to get a solution by searching about it. I got some clarifications. But no solution for my problem. Many ...
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How to add Cron to WordPress

I trying to develop a plugin to send emails to users in a specific time, so I have created my plugin like that : register_activation_hook(__FILE__, 'my_activation'); add_action('my_hourly_event', ...
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How to setup a mail list with 2 hour autoresponder?

I have a WordPress blog and I want to put my product behind a subscribe list sign up. Here are my requirements: Need subscribe list to work with WordPress or Dreamhost (my hosting company is ...
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How to email a published post notification at a certain time?

I am using follwoing code to send an email if any post is published or draft to published. <?php add_action('future_to_publish', 'send_emails_on_new_event'); add_action('new_to_publish', ...
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WP_cron not updating post meta, instead clearing it

I'm trying to store social media follower count (ex. FB fans, Twitter followers) in post meta daily with wp_cron. If I manually save the post it will save the social media count numbers correctly in ...
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Error log says wp_create_category doesn't exist when run in a cron

I have a plugin written for a client that takes an XML feed they have and creates WP posts from it. It works both by being able to manually pull the feed through an interface (which also lets them set ...
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Cron schedule interval through plugin options?

My plugin sets up a CRON job on plugin activation to run after every 5 minutes. I want to provide a section in my plugin settings page, where the user can specify an interval. How would I do it? I am ...
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Countdown Timer to Publish Draft

I am attempting to create a way for specific draft posts to be published after a 36-hour countdown. Basically, the site allows post submissions which are voted on, and the winning post gets ...
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WP Cron does not work on MAMP server

Using PHP 5.5.10 and WordPress 4.3. No matter what, I can not get Wp-cron to work. If I visit wp-cron.php or wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron it works after a few seconds of waiting. I.e. it echos "Hello". ...
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WordPress Cron scheduled but not running?

I know that WP Cron is not a real cron and I am testing it by visiting it at when it is scheduled to run. I can see that it is scheduled using the crontrol plugin but clicking execute now does nothing ...
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must save twice to trigger the wp_schedule_single_event

Code is as below. I set a custom field named sliderScheduledClosed stored a datetime. I want to schedule an event when I publish the post. add_action('publish_slider', 'IUI_schedule_event', 10, 1); ...
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Trigger Cron Job

I've created a custom field called "auto_expiry_date" within a post type "collection". I'm trying to setup a cron job on a daily scheduled to check if a post has a "auto_expiry_date" older than the ...
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Post expire by gravity fields

I'm using gravity forms to let users publish some content from front-end. But I need to let then set expiration date. So I've installed Content Scheduler and Post Expirator plugins, because plugin's ...
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Wordpress Multisite Cron Issue

I'm having some very weird cron issues. I was looking to run cron on a multisite subfolder install. And I user Debug Bar Cron plugin to see my cron jobs. I can see that the cron jobs are running fine ...
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Constantly schedule posts for two weeks in advance

I was wondering if there was a way to automatically and constantly have posts scheduled for two weeks in the future. Example: I have a post that I want published every Tuesday at 1pm, and I want ...
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Automatically add custom fields (post_meta) to all published posts, hourly, via wp_cron?

I'm trying to update the post meta of all published posts hourly (via wp_cron) with the code below: if ( ! wp_next_scheduled( 'postviews_updatedcounts_hourly_event' ) ) { wp_schedule_event( ...
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Cron job disappering without notice?

I have a cron job (doing an sync against an external system) running every 10th minute in a multisite-install. For 2 out of 3 sites it is working perfectly. On the third site the scheduled job is ...
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How do i set cron job for my WordPress site?

My target is to run a file to be executed on each day whether the WordPress site runs or not. How to execute cron file? I have got stuck in this is issue. This is new task for me and i don't got ...
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Cron job not firing

I'm having this problem where cron jobs doens't seem to post delayed posts.. I'm using this cron job wget -O /dev/null http://domain.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron Am i doing something wrong?
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Scheduled event occurring each page load, but supposed to happen daily

I have a scheduled event that is supposed to occur only once a day at 12am. However, for some reason my scheduled event is happening on each page load and I can't figure out why. The default ...
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custom cron interval is not working

I am trying to create custom interval for cron schedule with below code but it is not working, function cronschedules($schedules) { $schedules['custom'] = array( 'interval' => 36000, // seconds ...
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WP-Cron tasks scheduled but not running

I'm working on a particularly large WordPress multisite network, and have been struggling with WP-Cron. It seems that WP-Cron tasks are being scheduled, but not run. The WP-Cron tasks are not being ...
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Cron Lock Timeout, when to use?

When is it a good idea to use this constant in relation to WordPress Cron? WP_CRON_LOCK_TIMEOUT
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Break a Wordpress function to run in patches and re-continue

I am new to PHP and coding and I am really not a coder but I try to modify and use existing codes. I have a function which I am trying to run when needed for all users within Wordpress to do an ...
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Wordpress Cron Job Counting Up and Not Down

I'm having a strange problem in which a WP Cron Job is counting "up" and not "down". Thus the job never runs. What I mean exactly should be clear from these outputs: [19-Sep-2013 23:33:51 UTC] ...
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WPMU schedule doesn't execute actions

Here's a simple event that is correctly scheduled to be executed daily. Unfortuantely, it doesn't execute delete_old_users() function daily. It is supposed to delete users older than a certain date. ...
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Plugin Hooks Not Shown in WP Cron Jobs

I have installed a WordPress backup plug-in. This plug-in has several hooks. Some of those hooks should activate right after I trigger the backup tasks. But the problem is, after I start that plugin ...
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Wordpress can't seem to handle tens of thousands of scheduled posts? Cron Breaks

I have a website listing doctors in the us. I'm spreading out the posts over 2 years, but I have about 2.8 million doctors to list. Right now I'm adding the post automatically via a custom script, and ...
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Reading csv from specific directory and insert it to custom post type (cron job)

Need a comprehensive cron job script to read .csv data uploaded regularly to specific folder. Will insert data to custom post type only if csv exist base on cron job current date. Any suggestion of ...