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[Resolved] Misleading DISABLE_WP_CRON warning

  • Hello. I just install the plugin. It displays a warning

    Warning: The scheduler is disabled in your WordPress install, via the DISABLE_WP_CRON setting. No backups can run (even “Backup Now”) unless either you have set up a facility to call the scheduler manually, or until it is enabled. Go here for more information.

    However I did check wp-config.php file and it does not have the line
    define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true);

    What should I do?



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  • Plugin Author David Anderson



    Thanks – I’ve just added a paragraph based on this feedback to the relevant page on updraftplus.com:

    Also – note that it’s possible for DISABLE_WP_CRON to be set in a file other than wp-config.php; wp-config.php is simply the most likely (99%) place. If you have a warning about DISABLE_WP_CRON, but it is not found in wp-config.php, then it will be somewhere else – you will need to hunt for it.


    If you feel very skeptical that DISABLE_WP_CRON is set at all, then go into the expert/debug tab for UpdraftPlus, and click on the ‘phpinfo’ link. That will show the settings of all constants. But basically, it must be set somewhere, because the warning you’re seeing does one thing only: says “Hey, PHP, is DISABLE_WP_CRON set?”, and then displays the warning.

    Best wishes,

    Thanks David! Issue solved.

    can you help me on this, I dont know much about php or wordpress as im new. I have the message
    The scheduler is disabled in your WordPress install, via the DISABLE_WP_CRON setting. I just dont understand it all or what i do to fix it even after reading the web site details

    Back up now works and to my drop box just not the schedule

    If that helps πŸ™‚

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