How To Fix The Missed Schedule WordPress Error

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Missed Schedule WordPress Error

Due to an upcoming surgery, I’ve recently begun automating some of my tasks such as publishing posts on this site and sharing them on social media, but I didn’t expect to encounter the missed schedule WordPress error. In fact, you’re probably reading this article right now because you’re looking for a solution to the missed schedule WordPress error, and luckily for you I have a few solutions you may like.

How To Fix The Missed Schedule WordPress Error

Solution 1: Use A Plugin

This is the easy way out of this problem. You can easily find a plugin such as WP Missed Schedule, install it, and activate it to correct the missed schedule WordPress error. Based on my experience with this plugin, it looks like it’s a lightweight plugin that does its job correctly.

Solution 2: Use The Cron Tool

In the event that you do not want to add another plugin to your site (which I understand since I tend to download too many plugins myself), then you can still use the cron tool in your web host’s control panel to create a cron job that  pings your cron.php file (which is the file that scheduled posts get posted through).

/usr/bin/curl http://example.com/wp-cron.php

Of course, you’ll have to replace the domain I highlighted in red with your own domain.

Solution 3: Edit Your Cron.php File

If solution 2 doesn’t work, then that means you’ll have to try editting your cron.php file. To do this, go to your cron.php file andreplace this line:

wp_remote_post( $cron_url, array(‘timeout’ => 0.01, ‘blocking’ => false, ‘sslverify’ => apply_filters(‘https_local_ssl_verify’, true)) );

with this:

wp_remote_post( $cron_url, array(‘timeout’ => 1.00, ‘blocking’ => false, ‘sslverify’ => apply_filters(‘https_local_ssl_verify’, true)) );

Once that’s done, try scheduling a cron job again or try scheduling an article to see if it posts. If it doesn’t post, then I recommend just using the plugin from the first solution.

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