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Disabling wp-cron.php in WordPress (WordPress virtual cron)
« on: March 19, 2014, 06:21:44 AM »
Hi,

As far I know WordPress uses wp-cron.php file for the virtual cron. This file is being accessed each time whenever a page is visited. I have one heavy traffic WordPress blog and this is causing the issue. Is there any way I can disable WordPress virtual cron so that wp-cron.php is not called on each page visit? This will help me to reduce the resource usage.

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Re: Disabling wp-cron.php in WordPress (WordPress virtual cron)
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 02:29:06 PM »
Yes it is advisable to disable WordPress virtual cron if you are not using it. You can set manual cron job to for wp-cron.php to run 1 or 2 times in a day. This is necessary to check for WordPress updates and plugin updates. To disable WordPress virtual cron, kindly refer our article on Disabling wp-cron.php in WordPress

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Re: Disabling wp-cron.php in WordPress (WordPress virtual cron)
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 02:52:17 PM »
Hey thanks for the article. It helped me to disable WordPress virtual cron wp-cron.php and I was able to reduce my usage.

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Re: Disabling wp-cron.php in WordPress (WordPress virtual cron)
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 10:19:06 AM »
If you are not using any virtual cron in your WordPress blog, it is highly recommend you disable this. This will certainly save your server resources.

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Re: Disabling wp-cron.php in WordPress (WordPress virtual cron)
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2014, 02:06:45 PM »
On a large blog, wp-cron.php should be disabled to avid over resource utilization. You need it only if you are using any plugin related to WordPress cron.

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Re: Disabling wp-cron.php in WordPress (WordPress virtual cron)
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014, 02:44:24 PM »
If you don't have privilege to setup cron job or don't know how to, try this WordPress plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/easycron/
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