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Cronjob Scheduler

Cronjob Scheduler allows you to automate regular tasks and actions within your WordPress installation!

Cronjob Scheduler

Cronjob Scheduler allows you to create custom WordPress tasks that are automatically triggered on a schedule you define. The motivation behind building this plugin was out of frustration with other similar plugins that claim to do the same thing.

Cronjob Scheduler allows you to run frequent tasks reliably and timely without anyone having to visit your site, all you need is at least 1 action and a Unix Crontab schedule!


This plugin was designed and built by Motocom. It is designed to make easy work of creating and managing custom cron jobs. If this plugin has been helpful for you, then please donate to keep our WordPress plugin projects running!

Author chrispage1
Contributors chrispage1
Tags automation, cron, cronjob, scheduler, task
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    Cronjob Scheduler Interface

  2. cronjob-scheduler screenshot 2

    Creating new schedules is easy

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    The process of creating a new scheduled task

  1. Upload cronjob-scheduler folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. You will now be able to manage your Cronjob schedule under Settings > Cronjob Scheduler
  4. Once on this page, follow the plugins instructions to ensure everything is setup and ready to go
  5. Instructions, and a template for creating new actions can be found in the plugin admin.

Running your cron tasks

Most shared providers offer a crontab manager, or you can speak to your shared hosting provider about setting up our cron job. If you manage the server, you can setup your cron using the crontab service. Make sure that wget is installed befor doing this.

Creating Custom Action Example

function my_cronjob_action () {
    // code to execute on cron run
} add_action('my_cronjob_action', 'my_cronjob_action');


Fixed creation bug caused by non-strict PHP checking. Credit Andreas Mak for this fix


Fixed lack of support for PHP 5.2 with DIR magic constants being replaced for dirname(FILE)


Fixed views not loading bug (introdued in 1.18 refactoring)


Basic refactoring and tidying. Updated uasort anonymous function as it was breaking in PHP 5.2.17


Fixed activation bug where accessing the first element in an array is not available in older versions of PHP


Further enhanced supporting of old versions by preventing duplicates from being created


Added functionality to support old versions of Cronjob Scheduler - old cron setups will still show


Fixed where cron job was no longer displaying old versions of cron setup


Fixed example cronjob file functionality - it was referencing an invalid path since plugin updates


Major refactoring of code along with issues addressed by users. Active development resumed


Minor bug fix to stop tasks that do not recur from being a problem


Changed the conditions under which post events are handled to prevent interference with any other elements of the WordPress admin.


Added facility to edit cronjobs.php file which allows you to create and manage cronjobs actions all from within the WordPress admin.


Created function to get crontab structure and modified it to a more reliable wget method


Updated plugin folder structure

1.0.1 - 1.0.3

Minor changes to readme files & author URL


Plugin creation, extensive testing and deployment to a number of our live environments.

Can I create my own custom schedules?

That's the whole idea of the plugin, you setup your schedules and the tasks you want to run and the plugin will handle the rest!

How do I create a task to run?

Just create a new function in your theme files (or somewhere else you will remember) and create an action with the same name.

Can I run an event at any time?

Sure, just go to the Cronjob Scheduler interface and hit the Run button against the task.

Version 1.21

Requires WordPress version: 3.5.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.5.6

Last Updated 08 Nov 2016

Date Added: 16 May 2014


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