I have created a cron job to run wp-cron.php for me but I am seeing in my FPM logs where it's still running. From what I understand, is that with the cron job it wouldn't be hitting FPM to create any logs.

Is there a way to trace this and figure out whats running the file?

  • Where did you define DISABLE_WP_CRON?
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 15:52
  • @s_ha_dum In wp-config.php
    – kel
    Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 16:23
  • Try if (DISABLE_WP_CRON) echo 'disabled'; in your theme header.php. Do you get output?
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 16:39
  • Yes, it echos disabled.
    – kel
    Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 16:42
  • What does your cron job look like?
    – Otto
    Commented Mar 7, 2014 at 20:08

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If what you are seeing are hits to /wp-cron.php, there is nothing really that prevents a plugin or malicious bots from making a request to that file, with or without DISABLE_WP_CRON set to true, but with it set to TRUE the actual cron process should be killed.

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