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  • Hi, I am trying to get my Media Temple Cron to hit my wp-cron file, I keep on getting permission errors. Is it bad if I make the file writable and excitable?

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  • Writable by what user?

    Yes, don’t do that.

    WP cron isn’t an actual cron job in the traditional sense, but rather a fake cron that runs on a schedule. You hook functions into actions that are triggered at a set interval. I started with this article: and just keep at it until I got it working. I’ve been meaning to write a cron management plugin forever but haven’t gotten around to it.

    You can use this nice lightweight plugin to view what “cron” jobs are set up in WordPress:

    So what should I do about my media temple wp-cron? it seems to be getting stuck so I am trying to get the cron job to run it for me.

    Media Temple is your host right? What do you mean their wp-cron? Could you be a little more detailed as to exactly what’s going on? You’re trying to run a linux cron job right?

    Hey there Steve, thanks for being a (mt) Media Temple customer :). I don’t think I understand the problem 100% but I wanted to let you know that we have a WordPress Evangelist on Twitter now! You can reach Suzette at @mt_suzette. I can’t make any promises but she might be able to help you out :).

    Drew J
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