How to Create and Modify a WordPress Cron Job
To schedule WP-Cron events you have to create custom hooks. We recommend checking out the official WordPress plugin handbook which has an amazing guide on scheduling WP Cron events. If you are looking for an alternative way to set up a system cron with WordPress we recommend checking out Tom Mcfarlin’s article on defining a WordPress cron job. And for those who perhaps aren’t as advanced, we are going to explore how to easily use WP-Cron along with the popular free WP Crontrol plugin. This lets you view and control what’s happening in the WP-Cron system.
How to configure a cron job for WordPress
In its default configuration, WordPress does not use a real cron job for scheduling and other related tasks. Instead, whenever a page is loaded on a WordPress site, WordPress runs the wp-cron.php file. Although this “virtual” cron job is convenient, it has a few drawbacks:
Yes, but WP-Cron Control is quite old and it’s tactics is not needed anymore. Advanced Cron Manager can disable spawning WP Cron on site visit and will give you useful informations about added Server Cron task.
How to Configure Cron Jobs in WordPress
Cron jobs also save creators tremendous amounts of time. Any bloggers who read their comments sections will understand this can be extremely tedious. The worst part is that a reasonably large percentage of comments may actually be spam bots that you are not blocking. You can run plugins to fix this and they can really save you a lot of time rather than doing it manually. The driving force behind these plugins that do repetitive tasks is Cron jobs.