Hi I am using a plugin to view the cron jobs that are run by wordpress. I am noticing that there are jobs related to plugins I have deactivated and even deleted. Why is this so and how can I remove them?


This might be because the plugins you were using didnt deregister the crons it setup. To remove the crons use the following code in your functions file:

add_action("init", "clear_crons_left");
function clear_crons_left() {

Once thats run once you can safely remove it

  • Tried this out but it crashed my wp, removed it now and the crons are still there.
    – urok93
    Jul 19 '11 at 10:17
  • You have accepted this answer? I presume you figured out the issue you were having?
    – Scott
    Jul 19 '11 at 10:28
  • no sorry I still cannot get it to work. I replaced
    – urok93
    Jul 19 '11 at 10:33
  • No sorry I replaced 'cron_name' with the name of the cron job but when I save the functions file and refresh the page WP crashes. Maybe I am doing something wrong.
    – urok93
    Jul 19 '11 at 10:34
  • oops sorry missed a ; off the end of the line. try the code again.
    – Scott
    Jul 19 '11 at 10:40

You are seeing jobs that are related to plugins that were deactivated because its a badly coded plugin which should have cleared the scheduled job when it was deactivated,

any way you can uncshedule them using wp_unschedule_event.

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