WP-Cron Not Working

  • Posted June 2, 2014

WP-Cron doesn’t work on my installation. I can manually force tasks to run using a plugin like Core Control, but they don’t run by themselves. I’m visiting my site regularly during development, so it isn’t an issue of traffic. I’ve updated permissions on wp-cron.php to 755, as I found suggested somewhere. I’m running a LAMP stack on CentOS 6.5. I know there are plugins available to replace WP-Cron, but I’d really like to get the default system running if I can. Any ideas?


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I don’t know if your cron settings are right, i use WP plugin at

Do you have any kind of caching set up? Unlike an actual system cronjob, WP-Cron requires a user to make an http request to the site, so cache sometimes gets in the way of this. Every time a request is made, WP_Cron checks to see if there are any cron jobs to process, and if so runs them. <br> <br>There’s a lot of useful information over on this StackExchange post: <br> <br>