Cronjob Scheduler

Description

Cronjob Scheduler

Cronjob Scheduler allows you to create custom WordPress tasks that are automatically triggered on a schedule you define. The motivation behind building this plugin was out of frustration with other similar plugins that claim to do the same thing.

Cronjob Scheduler allows you to run frequent tasks reliably and timely without anyone having to visit your site, all you need is at least 1 action and a Unix Crontab schedule!

About

This plugin was designed and built by Motocom. It is designed to make easy work of creating and managing custom cron jobs. If this plugin has been helpful for you, then please donate to keep our WordPress plugin projects running!

Screenshots

  • Cronjob Scheduler Interface
  • Creating new schedules is easy
  • The process of creating a new scheduled task

Installation

  1. Upload cronjob-scheduler folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. You will now be able to manage your Cronjob schedule under Settings > Cronjob Scheduler
  4. Once on this page, follow the plugins instructions to ensure everything is setup and ready to go
  5. Instructions, and a template for creating new actions can be found in the plugin admin.

Running your cron tasks

Most shared providers offer a crontab manager, or you can speak to your shared hosting provider about setting up our cron job. If you manage the server, you can setup your cron using the crontab service. Make sure that wget is installed befor doing this.

Creating Custom Action Example

function my_cronjob_action () {
    // code to execute on cron run
} add_action('my_cronjob_action', 'my_cronjob_action');

FAQ

Can I create my own custom schedules?

That’s the whole idea of the plugin, you setup your schedules and the tasks you want to run and the plugin will handle the rest!

How do I create a task to run?

Just create a new function in your theme files (or somewhere else you will remember) and create an action with the same name.

Can I run an event at any time?

Sure, just go to the Cronjob Scheduler interface and hit the Run button against the task.

Reviews

Good plugin

We have used this plugin in several of our project lately to manage the cron jobs running.
Instead of writing all the code to manage this manually we use this plugin and it works beautifully. Recommended!

Scheduler doesn't work

hello there thanks for the great plugin, I just have one question, I’ve tried to create a new schedule which to run every 10mins but seems not working any clue? I’m using a multisite and plugin is activated only to the parent site. Thanks in advance 🙂

Works well

Great plugin, really helped me out getting cron jobs working.

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Contributors & Developers

“Cronjob Scheduler” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.21

Fixed creation bug caused by non-strict PHP checking. Credit Andreas Mak for this fix

1.20

Fixed lack of support for PHP 5.2 with DIR magic constants being replaced for dirname(FILE)

1.19

Fixed views not loading bug (introdued in 1.18 refactoring)

1.18

Basic refactoring and tidying. Updated uasort anonymous function as it was breaking in PHP 5.2.17

1.17

Fixed activation bug where accessing the first element in an array is not available in older versions of PHP

1.16

Further enhanced supporting of old versions by preventing duplicates from being created

1.15

Added functionality to support old versions of Cronjob Scheduler – old cron setups will still show

1.14

Fixed where cron job was no longer displaying old versions of cron setup

1.13

Fixed example cronjob file functionality – it was referencing an invalid path since plugin updates

1.12

Major refactoring of code along with issues addressed by users. Active development resumed

1.0.8

Minor bug fix to stop tasks that do not recur from being a problem

1.0.7

Changed the conditions under which post events are handled to prevent interference with any other elements of the WordPress admin.

1.0.6

Added facility to edit cronjobs.php file which allows you to create and manage cronjobs
actions all from within the WordPress admin.

1.0.5

Created function to get crontab structure and modified it to a more reliable wget method

1.0.4

Updated plugin folder structure

1.0.1 – 1.0.3

Minor changes to readme files & author URL

1.0

Plugin creation, extensive testing and deployment to a number of our live environments.