How to fix WordPress CRON service and CRON jobs

Scheduled Events in WordPress

Many plugins and extension rely on timed processes. WooCommerce Subscriptions for example schedules renewal payments as future WooCommerce orders and a frequent issue scenario is failed renewal payments.

Know your CRON

All scheduled events are managed by WP-CRON service.

Therefore one essential troubleshooting step in resolving impaired scheduled events is to check whether your WordPress CRON is doing ok.

How to check if CRON is running ok

  • Schedule a post on your WordPress site for 5 minutes in the future to see if the post gets published.
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Use my plugin: WP CRON Tester.

I have created a plugin for this task, as it is a common task for troubleshooting WooCommerce Subscriptions issue scenarios.

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