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  • I installed event espresso on my staging server on godaddy’s managed wordpress service. I immediately got the following critical error:

    “Event Espresso has detected that wp_cron is disabled. It’s important that wp_cron is enabled because Event Espresso depends on wp_cron for critical scheduled tasks.”

    Now I can understand an error if I was on some noname hosting provider, however I am on GoDaddy Word Press Managed Services. Have you heard of Godaddy? Yes? Great! So why am I getting a critical error upon installing your software after paying $280??

    This wasn’t the only error though. After installing following the instructions to the letter, including wiring up paypal, it failed to product a registration page for an event. This is the latest codebase?? I looked at the page source, the form wasn’t there.

    This is a total fail. Don’t blame Godaddy because they bla bla bla. This is your product. It should work on Godaddy. It is completely up to you to fix it so that it does work on godaddy, or find developers who can.
    Signed an unhappy customer at 4:24 AM.

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  • Plugin Author sethshoultes


    It’s really kind of hard not to blame GoDaddy in this case, as they have turned off a major feature (wp_cron) that is actually needed by many WordPress plugins. You could just ask GoDaddy to activate wp_cron on your server. Not sure why they would have turned off that WordPress function in the first place.

    Plugin Author sethshoultes


    Here’s a recent article dealing with wp_cron on GoDaddy hosting:

    Just to add some additional info for clarification. Go Daddy Managed WordPress hosting (GDMW) is not the same thing as standard Go Daddy hosting. With GDMW hosting you are in an environment that is “managed” meaning the GDMW team controls aspects of the hosting environment. GDMW hosting disables standard WP Crons, but uses a direct cron that runs every 10 minutes. So in theory WP cron jobs will still work fine, but of course the Cron Schedule is going run every 10 minutes instead of whatever time the WP standard cron’s next timestamp is. What is cool about the way WP crons work is that the next cron job will only run after x time. So if you have a cron that runs every hour and Go Daddy is hitting/pinging the cron at 10 minute intervals then in theory the standard hourly cron will run and work exactly the same.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  AITpro.
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