Showing WP-Cron's importance in Description (6 posts)

  1. Grubbyseismic
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello (again)!

    This isn't really a request for help, but I wasn't sure where else to post it...

    It does say very specifically in your FAQ that a cron-event scheduler is required in order to get messages sent to the subscribers list on a weekly basis.
    => http://subscribe2.wordpress.com/2006/12/08/future-posts-daily-digests-dont-work/

    However (and please forgive me for being a little cheeky for suggesting it) I think this could be more abvious in the description you've listed on the W.org Plugins listing...

    Do you think you could make it happen, please? :)


  2. mattyrob
    Posted 4 years ago #


    This post was made nearly 5 years ago when cron was not part of the WordPress core. You don't need any additional plugin now provided you are using a recent version of WordPress.

  3. Grubbyseismic
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oh I see!
    I may just leave the recipients restriction in place and see how it gets on!

    There was definitely no mail being sent (as of yesterday), apart from single-recipient tests.

    I have now, however, added a job into the releavant part of control panel of the server. It is due to fire in about three minutes, then again at the same time on a weekly basis.

    I used the hack you suggested previously to "un-stick" the cron schedule (i.e. change the post-type twice). The next job, according to WP, is next week.

    So I suppose that means I'm no closer to finding out why there was no mail being sent in the first place?...

  4. mattyrob
    Posted 4 years ago #


    You can try using the setting to limit the number of email recipients per out going email; that is what the old DREAMHOST parameter did.

    If emails are still failing check with your hosting provider about their restrictions on outgoing server emails.

  5. Grubbyseismic
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, I realise that's the fallback.

    Hopefully with the cron schedule in place it will work! Otherwise I'm worried my client will enforce another plugin to be used, though that isn't your problem!

    Out of interest, it's the PHP function mail() that would be blocked, isn't it?

  6. mattyrob
    Posted 4 years ago #


    It is that function, it's more throttled then blocked and further down the line really. mail() usually sends the details to sendmail or postfix on the server, these are binary applications rather than the PHP mail() which is just a function.

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