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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#10200 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Cron not running

Reported by: firmdot Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.8
Component: Cron API Keywords: cron, schedule
Focuses: Cc:
PR Number:

Description

Since upgrading to 2.7 and now 2.8 we're unable to schedule posts. The error is missed schedule.

There are a number of people having this issue too, check page 3 for the most recent reports:

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/221086/page/3

Change History (7)

#1 follow-up: @azaozz
10 years ago

  • Priority changed from highest omg bbq to normal
  • Severity changed from critical to normal

There are some changes to wp-cron in 2.8, see [10521]. Use the native cron if available or try adding

define('ALTERNATE_WP_CRON', true);

to wp-config.php.

#2 @hailin
10 years ago

This is maybe a result of options cache stomping on each other.

In my debugging, I've noticed that options cache (cron) is seriously out of sync with the corresponding db records, especially when the user shedules multiple future posts within a few minutes. But it does seem to be caused by some changes in 2.8, because I saw this issue resurfaced again in the past several days.

#3 @ryan
10 years ago

See also #10104 for possibly related transport issues.

#4 in reply to: ↑ 1 @tflight
10 years ago

  • Cc tflight added

Replying to azaozz:

There are some changes to wp-cron in 2.8, see [10521]. Use the native cron if available or try adding

define('ALTERNATE_WP_CRON', true);

to wp-config.php.

While adding that to my config file did work, it seems to create some funny links. I'm guessing this works by occasionally appending '?doing_wp_cron' to the URL. I've seen a few visitors to my site create links they've seen with that appended to the URL since making that change. And I'm seeing some of those URLs get indexed in Google that way:
http://www.google.com/search?q=inurl:%3Fdoing_wp_cron

#5 @ryan
10 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to Future Release

#6 @miqrogroove
10 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

This ticket was obsoleted by #11505. Please file new tickets for the 2.9 branch.

#7 @sirzooro
10 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
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