None of my cron events fire. I have deactivated all plugins on the site, and I made sure that I have not disabled wp-cron in the config file. I use AWS for hosting.

Any suggestions on how to fix this?

I have re-enabled one plugin to test cron issues - WP-Cron Events

The plugin generates a table populated with all cron events. Also, there is a error message that is generated that you can see in the screenshot I have attached.

Cron Events

  • A simple google says a http 401 code is "unauthorized access" – Tom J Nowell Nov 8 '16 at 22:49
  • Yes, I was aware of what the 401 meant. If you can, can you elaborate on why this message would be appearing? I'm not sure why it would be appearing. – Carter Steinhoff Nov 8 '16 at 22:59

For what it's worth, I was running into the issue of the same message within WP-Cron Events but instead with a 404 "not found" code...it's hunting for the file http://yourdomain.com/wp-cron.php. My issue turned out to be an improper file permission on my wp-cron.php file (644 instead of 666) which caused the wp-cron.php file to give the 404... Fixed the permissions and now the warning is gone. This file gives a 200 code now, and cron jobs finally started to run again.

Maybe the 401 that you are receiving is caused by permissions issues on this file as well?

  • Well, that was it. Thank you for the reply, it was worth a lot. Glad to have my cron jobs firing. I have no idea how this could have happened to begin with though. – Carter Steinhoff Aug 25 '17 at 0:06

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