WP-Cron is slightly different to a system cron in that:

  • WP-Cron uses intervals – whereas a system cron is triggered at specific times
  • WP-Cron only works when a page on the site is loaded – if there is no activity on the site then WP-Cron tasks will not run until there next is a vistor. Not useful for sites that are not really busy. However it can be worked around see here.




We benefit hugely from resources on the web so we decided we should try and give back some of our knowledge and resources to the community by opening up many of our company’s internal notes and libraries through mini sites like this. We hope you find the site helpful.
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