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  • Hello,

    I really need to get this fixed, any help would be appreciated.

    If I manually make a post it will publish.

    If I schedule a post it will more then likely fail to publish with a Missed Schedule message. What is weird is that it does appear to try to publish. It will send out a tweet that it published even including a link to the post. It will continue to try (resending out a new tweet every min) until I delete the cron job, but never gets published and continues to say Missed Schedule. I can copy and paste the post into a new post and it will publish immediately.

    I have tried Missed Schedule Fix Plugin by 5ubliminal. It did not fix the publishing problem, but did break the looping problem of constant retries and tweets every minute.

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  • Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the default theme to rule out any theme-related problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Try adding this to the to defines in your wp-config.php file:
    define(‘ALTERNATE_WP_CRON’, true);


    Thank you for the try, but that did not fix the problem either. What was the define supposed to do though? With and without it it appears to start the cron job post. Again it will send the tweet stating a new post was made which is part of the publish process, just the post itself never gets as far as the published status. It shows up as missed schedule.

    I have tried it without the tweet plugin to no avail. Also tried without lifestream plugin also to no avail.

    Any more ideas? The only one I can think of is that there might be a timeout set that is being exceeded while it tries to publish, but I am by far no expert on wp as I have just started using it within the last 2 months.

    Terry Stewart

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