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There are four main parts of a cron command. Timing – set the minutes, hours, days, months, and weekday. Execute – the cron job needs to call PHP to run, which is located at /usr/bin/php path. Script Path – the full path of the file you want to run.

By default the WordPress tasks that have been set up to run with wp-cron.php only run when a WordPress page is visited by a user, if the site has low traffic then tasks make take a while to action, if the site is high traffic and has caching then this can also cause reliability issues, instead you can manually set up the cron tasks to run at a timed schedules instead.

Disable default WordPress wp-cron.php

Disable the default WordPress cron behaviour by adding a PHP constant to wp-config.php

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Now wp-cron won’t run, but you’ll have to now set up a manual cron job on your hosting platform, below are 2 ways with Cloudways and cPanel.

Set up WordPress cron with Cloudways

Go to Application Management > Cron Job Management > Add New Cron Job

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In the next screen add the location path of the wp-cron.php file and how often you want to run it, my example runs it every 30 mins.

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(By setting the cron job up with the Basic tab in Cloudways, the task is automatically run by PHP, whereas in cPanel you need to explicitly add the PHP path. If you swap to the Advanced tab in Cloudways you’ll see the PHP path in full)

Set up WordPress cron with cPanel

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In cPanel search for Cron and add a new one.

Make sure add the correct path to wp-cron.php, also you need to run the file as the PHP user, so set the PHP path prefixing the cron file with a space in between.

Then set a schedule, this example sets a 10min interval, you also have an option of an email alert if you want to make sure the cron has run.

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Viewing and Running wp-cron.php with WP Crontrol plugin

WP Crontrol plugin can show you a list of tasks or events that are scheduled to run, you can edit, delete or run the tasks now, this is a good way to troubleshoot events that are stuck or past the time.

Viewing and Running wp-cron.php with WP CLI

With WP CLI installed you can list all events.

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You should see output like…

The tasks or hook names are on the left and the other columns list their run time and frequency

To run all events due now…

To run a specific event now, choose the hook name…

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Running wp-cron when site is fully cached

If you have a fully cached site and your event hooks are not running, try this cron command instead…

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I have experienced a site cached with Swift Performance Lite that was not running the scheduled cron tasks, the cron command above fixed it which I found referenced at Siteground hosting.

Remote crons

You can also use remote cron service instead to schedule tasks, one such is https://cron-job.org which is free, there are others and paid solutions too.

That’s it, with WP CLI it makes it easy to troubleshoot and see what is going on and generally setting the cron to run on a set basis makes for better cron allround.