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I have create a custom wordpress plugin where i am using wp ajax. In class's __construct i have an action (admin_footer) in order to use wp_enqueue_script and wp_localize_script following wp instructions

So the flow is something like php -> js -> and again php

Why I am doing that ? To avoid memory limit error. Here says something nice : "The solution above routes around PHP’s limitations by breaking a single large task into a number of smaller"

Everything works like a charm in backend!

My question is how i can manage this process to work with wp-cron? Is possible for wp-cron to work with js?

I tried wp_schedule_event with my custom hook without success (js never works).

Any ideas?

Regards

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First of all, think about using the new REST API instead of Admin-AJAX in your environment where JavaScript is available.

Now to answer your question: JavaScript isn't available for wp-cron, as these requested solely run on the server and not on some interpreted HTML/JavaScript. So what can you do? Well, just schedule another event if you didn't finish yet (or your separated workload is done).

While wp_schedule_event() is used for recurring events, there is also wp_schedule_single_event() which can be used for the "not yet finished" workloads.

Say you want to clean your db daily, a workflow could look like this

  1. wp_schedule_event() to dail run function clean_my_db()
  2. Within clean_my_db() you create an array $tables_to_clean = ['posts', 'postmeta']. Now you call wp_schedule_single_event() to run clean_my_db_table() and pass each of the tables as argument.
  3. clean_my_db_table('posts') runs
  4. clean_my_db_table('postemta') runs
  5. etc

To summarize: You have one function called by wp_schedule_event() which is a recurring event. Within that you decide to split workloads and run them via wp_schedule_single_event() at specific dates/times.

  • Hi, i start this plugin using WooCommerce REST API but it was too slow for what I want (sync thousand items from other system ), so i change it to WC_ class. Using new REST API instead of Admin-AJAX how i can avoid php time limit when I'll schedule me job (e.g. sync 10.000 items from other system to wp) ? – John478 Apr 24 '18 at 8:36
  • @John478 The answer stays the same: don't sync 10.000 at once, but in small batches over time – kero Apr 24 '18 at 10:01

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