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What does "?doing_wp_cron" mean? (4 posts)

  1. Chris Langille
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just set up and configured W3TC and now when I type in my website's url, there is about an 8 second pause, and then when it finally shows up, I see ?doing_wp_cron after the main url.

    Anyone know what that is? Thanks

    My website is http://www.marketstreetinsuranceservices.com


  2. Alberto Ziveri
    Posted 4 years ago #

    W3 Total Cache doesn't matter.
    Probably that string there was also before you activated the plugin...
    The cause of that string is surely the boolean constant you edited in the WP-Config.php file. You added this:
    define('ALTERNATE_WP_CRON', true);

    It is the alternative wp cron (http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php#Alternative_Cron) you probably activated for some reasons. For example I activated it because I'm on Windows and the normal "cron" doesn't work.
    The cron is simply the process that wordpress does to publish scheduled posts.

  3. Chris Langille
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okay, is that a problem then? Or should I just keep everything as is? I think I actually threw that code into my wp-config because of my backup plugin.

  4. Frederick Townes
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #


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