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Tip #2 : Scheduling tasks with WordPress

Posted by Leonid Mamchenkov on August 15, 2007

Since WordPress 2.1 there is a way to schedule tasks from within WordPress (as opposite to using external schedulers). It is quite useful for doing systematic backups, cleaning user databases, importing data from other resources into your database, and things like that.

Glenn Slaven wrote a nice article – “Timing is everything: scheduling in WordPress” – explaining how to use this feature. If you read it through, tried, and failed to make it work, there is a Cron Demo plugin, which should get you started.


7 Responses to “Tip #2 : Scheduling tasks with WordPress”

  1. designpraxis said

    Thanks Leonid for the review ;)
    I am about to work on the internationalisation of “Cron Demo” and got offered a spanish translation allready. Maybe some of your readers here are able to do other languages? Contact me via comments on my site. Any help very much appreciated!

  2. Tom said

    I’ve been using this for a little while and it works great.

  3. Designpraxis/Roland,

    thanks for the nice work you did there. ;)

  4. Steve said

    Thanks for the tips on using Cron in WP.

    I just wrote and article called “Google My Blog:Creating Speed Link Sites with WordPress” which uses Cron and WordPress to update site content automatically from Google Alerts.

    Thanks Again,

  5. charleen said

    Thanks so much for showing me this – I have been working on a WP site for a benefit, and this will allow me to pre-schedule some of the issues!!!

  6. Charleen,

    you are welcome. Check back for more stuff :)

  7. Thanks for the various ideas given

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