[wp-hackers] How to set up crons in WP?

Eric Marden wp at xentek.net
Sat Aug 22 08:58:57 UTC 2009

On Aug 21, 2009, at 9:20 AM, Otto wrote:

> Cron doesn't call functions, it triggers action hooks. You need to tie
> your action hook to your function.
> wp_schedule_event(time(), 'hourly', 'my_action_hook');
> add_action('my_action_hook','my_function');
> function my_function() ...

Since we're on the topic, one thing that never made sense to me is how  
the whole wp-cron system is triggered since there aren't any  
instructions to have it actually triggered by an entry in crontab. How  
does wordpress know to run the scheduled jobs?

- Eric Marden

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