I am writing a script to add a named Cron job that updates a single user, that runs every 5 minutes or so.

My problem is that the job runs for every user over and over again every second or so. Here is the code that I have placed inside my functions.php file.

This is my first foray into the WP Cron functionality with WordPress and would like to know if I set up the jobs correctly.

function so_custom_cron_schedule( $schedules ) {
    $schedules['every_5_minutes'] = array(
        'interval' => 300,
        'display'  => __( 'Every 5 minutes' ),
    return $schedules;
add_filter( 'cron_schedules', 'so_custom_cron_schedule' );

function update_social_user($user_id){
  $user = get_userdata($user_id);
  var_error_log('running for '.$user_id);

function assign_cron(){
  $users = get_users([ 'role__in' => [ 'administrator', 'seller'] ]);
  $args = array(false);
  foreach($users as $user){
    $hook_name = 'update_fb_'.$user->ID;
      var_error_log('Already set');


I usually define a IF state and use wp_clear_scheduled_hook function. See example:

if (get_option('atenasupervisor_scheduler') <> 'Stop') {
   echo 'Active ('. get_option('atenasupervisor_scheduler').')</strong></div>';
} else {
    wp_clear_scheduled_hook( 'atenasupervisor_my_email' );
    echo 'Not active ('. get_option('atenasupervisor_scheduler').')</strong></div>';
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