Support » Plugin: Auto Post Scheduler » Possible causes of repeated double-posting?

  • Su

    (@sugeneris)


    APS has recently started double-posting, a lot, and I can’t figure out why.

    My config is fairly simple: it should be kicking out 1 random draft-status post every 4 hours, with the schedule restarted if I manually publish something(we’ll come back to this in a separate possibly-related issue). Everything else is left default or disabled as applicable.
    I have a cron job poking WordPress every 15min.

    In the past it’s been an occasional thing, but recently it’s started happening multiple times a day and it’s really messing with my scheduling.

    The site has a fairly minimal setup, with no other plugins that should be affecting anything about scheduling or publishing. There is one(WP-Twitter) that does fire after a publish event but it was in place even before I started using APS.

    The only other thing publishing-related is that I’ve recently started using the WordPress iOS app much more to create the draft posts. This might initially seem unrelated except that there definitely is something different about publishing from it(for example it doesn’t trigger the WP-Twitter plugin for some reason) so I wonder if maybe something about drafting from it could also be at play here?

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  • Su

    (@sugeneris)

    As a minor note that I forgot to include, it only ever double-posts. It’s never done three, for example. Whatever information that might suggest.

    Plugin Author johnh10

    (@johnh10)

    With wp-cron there was a rare possibility of WordPress in a mutex misfire, but if you’re running cron via a server cron job I don’t think that would be it.

    Please install a cron checking plugin and see if there are double events scheduled. That could happen if WordPress had a hiccup but it’s typically on virtual hosts with low resources available.

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