This plugin allows you to take control over the execution of cron jobs. It’s mainly useful for sites that either don’t get enough comments to ensure a frequent execution of wp-cron or for sites where the execution of cron via regular methods can cause race conditions resulting in multiple execution of wp-cron at the same time. It can also help when you run into posts that missed their schedule.
This plugin implements a secret parameter and ensures that cron jobs are only executed when this parameter is existing.
This plugin performs a
remove_action( 'sanitize_comment_cookies', 'wp_cron' ); call in order to disable the spawning of new cron processes via the regular WordPress method. If
wp_cron is hooked in an other action or called directly this might cause trouble.
- Install either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server.
- Activate the Plugin and ensure that you enable the feature in the plugins’ settings screen
- Follow the instructions on the plugins’ settings screen in order to set up a cron job that either calls
php wp-cron-control.php http://blog.address secret_stringor
wget -q "http://blog.address/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron&secret_string"
- If you like to have a global secret string you can define it in your wp-config.php by adding
define( 'WP_CRON_CONTROL_SECRET', my_secret_string' );
Very good and needed
I tried it, doesn’t work. Scheduled post still don’t post.
Awesome Plugin, i am using this plugin on all my sites from 2 years, it works perfectly 🙂
I’ve been using this on all my sites for a while now, it really helps to simplify the creation of a custom cron schedule via cpanel.
greate plugin!. but how to call my own custom function in this plugin.
Contributors & Developers
“WP-Cron Control” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Security hardening (better escaping, sanitization of saved values)
- Update plugin to use core’s updated cron hook
- Remove unneeded use of
$wpdb->prepare()that triggered PHP warnings because a second argument wasn’t provided.
- Update interface text to be translatable.
- Make sure that validated wp-cron-control requests also are valid in wp-cron.php by setting the global $doing_wp_cron value
- Adjustments for improved cron locking introduced in WordPress 3.3 https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/18659
- Implementing feedback from Yoast http://yoast.com/wp-plugin-review/wp-cron-control/, fixing button classes, more inline comments
- Added option to enable extra check that would search for missing jobs for scheduled posts and add them if necessary.
- Added capability check in settings page
- Initial version of this plugin.