What is /wp-cron.? (6 posts)

  1. LanceMcFly
    Posted 6 years ago #

    My sites second most viewed page is wp-cron.php. Which is a blank page. Is there a way to get rid of this page? I have no idea what it is even. Someone help me out if you can. Appreciate it.


  2. Samuel B
    Posted 6 years ago #

    wp-cron is for setting up "cron" jobs

    A Unix command for scheduling jobs to be executed sometime in the future. A cron is normally used to schedule a job that is executed periodically - for example, to send out a notice every morning. It is also a daemon process, meaning that it runs continuously, waiting for specific events to occur.

  3. LanceMcFly
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Is there a way to disable it or is it something I need? i guess i am just curious as to why it says it is my second most viewed page. Are people actually viewing it? Or is it just there on every wordpress site that is out there. I don't have any automatic messages sent out or anything like that... My site is http://www.hardingvideography.com It is just for people to check out for our info and such. Appreciate your help!

  4. Samuel B
    Posted 6 years ago #

    sorry so late replying. here are some codex articles

    every time you create or edit a post, a new wp-cron job is created to make it attempt to do pingbacks and trackbacks - that's likely where your hits come from.

    also see this
    and this

  5. LanceMcFly
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you!

  6. tarambana
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the same problem:

    my most viewed page is now .../wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron

    I read the posts re cron here and the ones on the suggested links...
    But I can't understand any of it.

    Is it necesary?

    How can I either turn it off, stop it, delete it, or stop growing and registering as page visits?

    How would I do it?
    Thanks a lot

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