Support » Plugin: SG Optimizer » wp-cron

  • Resolved derekakelly



    I see you have the plugin disable the php checker if wp-cron is disabled. I’m curious why you didn’t take into account the fact that SiteGround often points to wp-cron as a problem when speed and/or resource usage is an issue. Due to this, almost every SiteGround site i run has wp-cron disabled and a real cronjob setup in cpanel.

    Perhaps you can add a check box acknowledging that you have setup your own cronjob and to run the php checker anyways?

    Thanks for your time,

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  • Plugin Support ivanatanasov


    @derekakelly Ivan Atanasov from SiteGround here.

    Usually, it is recommended to disable the WordPress cron and schedule a real Cron Job manually. This allows you much more control over the website. Like you said – it also helps with resource usage issues if they are actually caused by the wp-cron.

    Indeed, the PHP compatibility checker is relying on the wp-cron, this is correct. If you disabled wp-cron, you can easily enable it if you are interested in using the PHP checker. It takes a moment and you have the control to disable wp-cron after the check is completed.

    Of course, reviewing the website manually and deciding if it is suitable for PHP 7+ yourself is also an option.

    Plugin Author Hristo Pandjarov


    SiteGround Representative

    Thanks for that idea, will add it for discussion for future udpates!

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