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|
|Added to WordPress repository:||01-08-2011|
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.
|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.
- Install either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server.
- Activate the Plugin and ensure that you enable the feature in the plugins’ settings screen
- Follow the instructions on the plugins’ settings screen in order to set up a cron job that either calls
php wp-cron-control.php http://blog.address secret_stringor
wget -q "http://blog.address/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron&secret_string"
- If you like to have a global secret string you can define it in your wp-config.php by adding
define( 'WP_CRON_CONTROL_SECRET', my_secret_string' );
- Security hardening (better escaping, sanitization of saved values)
- Update plugin to use core’s updated cron hook
- Remove unneeded use of
$wpdb->prepare()that triggered PHP warnings because a second argument wasn’t provided.
- Update interface text to be translatable.
- Make sure that validated wp-cron-control requests also are valid in wp-cron.php by setting the global $doing_wp_cron value
- Adjustments for improved cron locking introduced in WordPress 3.3 https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/18659
- Implementing feedback from Yoast http://yoast.com/wp-plugin-review/wp-cron-control/, fixing button classes, more inline comments
- Added option to enable extra check that would search for missing jobs for scheduled posts and add them if necessary.
- Added capability check in settings page
- Initial version of this plugin.