I have Wordpress 3.5.1 and I use Bluehost hosting service. When I schedule posts after that time passed, WP posts dashboard shows "Missed schedule" message under the date. Then I checked my wp-config.php has define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true); there's no such a define line. Then I added define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', false); under the database lines. After that I added following code to my .htaccess file.

<Files "wp-cron.php">
Allow from All
Satisfy Any

But still this issue not fixed. What is the reason? Is it my hosting company issue or my WP issue? How do i fix it?

  • Enable debugging and set it to write to a log file. Post related debugging data.
    – s_ha_dum
    Feb 23, 2013 at 15:14
  • I haven't noticed a problem on Bluehost in the past, but could be good to bring it up with them. I would be curious to know where that DISABLE_WP_CRON line came from.
    – Jake
    Feb 23, 2013 at 15:25

1 Answer 1


You don't need that line in wp-config.php as wp-cron is enabled by default.

If you install the Cron View plugin you are able to see when the different jobs are scheduled. You can then trigger wp-cron manually by going to this URL with your browser:


If after this the actions you expected where successfully performed. You really have a problem with your hosting provider. Maybe he has cURL/fsockopen disabled or the DNS is not properly configured so he can't resolve an IP for your domain. In that case you would need to contact tech-support.

  • S1Lv3r, I have installed "Cron View" plug-in, it shows some of my plug-in schedule tasks. If i go to this URL your-domain.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron It shows website offline mode (I use CloudFlare).
    – MaxBro57
    Feb 24, 2013 at 3:01
  • Updated! After I have disabled W3 Total Cache no issue. Looks like it's W3 Total cache issue. Thanks all of you guys your support. :D
    – MaxBro57
    Feb 24, 2013 at 5:56
  • Chathu, did you manage to fix the problem with W3 Total Cache or you just stopped using it? I got the same issue with the plugin, but I don't want to deactivate it as I need it...
    – vlood
    May 14, 2013 at 12:27
  • If you're using Page Caching, make sure wp-cron.php is one of the pages that is never cached in the cache settings.
    – Otto
    Oct 13, 2013 at 14:16

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