WP-Cron Control

This plugin allows you to take control over the execution of cron jobs.

Author:Thorsten Ott, Erick Hitter, Automattic (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.4
WordPress version tested:4.8.13
Plugin version:0.7.1
Added to WordPress repository:01-08-2011
Last updated:07-06-2017
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Plugin URI:https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-cron-control...
Total downloads:75 490
Active installs:5 000+
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This plugin allows you to take control over the execution of cron jobs. It’s mainly useful for sites that either don’t get enough comments to ensure a frequent execution of wp-cron or for sites where the execution of cron via regular methods can cause race conditions resulting in multiple execution of wp-cron at the same time. It can also help when you run into posts that missed their schedule.

This plugin implements a secret parameter and ensures that cron jobs are only executed when this parameter is existing.


This plugin performs a remove_action( 'sanitize_comment_cookies', 'wp_cron' ); call in order to disable the spawning of new cron processes via the regular WordPress method. If wp_cron is hooked in an other action or called directly this might cause trouble.