Tag: WP-Cron

WP-Cron is how WordPress handles scheduling time-based tasks in WordPress.

WP-Cron does not run constantly as the unix system cron does; it is only triggered on page load. Jobs are executed before site content is served to the site visitor. Plugins and themes can add jobs to be executed at regular intervals. For example, if you have a plugin that scans Twitter for your tweets and then incorporates them into comments, it’s most likely done with a WP-Cron job.

The WP-Cron feature is designed solely to handle WordPress routine jobs as part of a page load, allowing you to do the following:

  • Check for new version of the WordPress core, themes, and plugins.
  • Check for scheduled posts publishing.
  • Clean up spam.
  • Assist plugins that need a scheduling system to perform time-based tasks.
  • How to run a Cron Job with WordPress

    How to run a Cron Job with WordPress

    Cron is a Linux server service that is typically used to schedule commands or scripts on a web server that runs in the background. A cron job is the task itself, which is used to schedule tasks at periodic fixed dates, times, or intervals. Typically these involve repetitive maintenance tasks that are automated to save…

  • How to disable WordPress cron

    How to disable WordPress cron

    WP-Cron executes specific tasks for WordPress sites.  The name Cron comes from the Unix/Linux service Cron, typically used to schedule commands or scripts. Why would someone want to disable WordPress cron? This post shows you especifically how to disable the internal WordPress cron