WP Crontrol


WP Crontrol enables you to take control of the cron events on your WordPress website. From the admin screens you can:

  • Veja todos os eventos Cron juntamente com seus argumentos, recorrência, funções de callback e quando será sua próxima execução.
  • Edit, delete, pause, resume, and immediately run cron events.
  • Adicionar novos eventos Cron.
  • Bulk delete cron events.
  • Adicione e remova agendamentos Cron personalizados.
  • Export and download cron event lists as a CSV file.

WP Crontrol is aware of timezones, will alert you to events that have no actions or that have missed their schedule, and will show you a helpful warning message if it detects any problems with your cron system.


  1. Vá até o menu Ferramentas Eventos Cron para gerenciar os eventos Cron.
  2. Vá até o menu Configurações Agendamentos Cron para gerenciar os agendamentos Cron.

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Privacy Statement

WP Crontrol is private by default and always will be. It does not send data to any third party, nor does it include any third party resources. WP Crontrol’s full privacy statement can be found here.

Accessibility Statement

WP Crontrol aims to be fully accessible to all of its users. WP Crontrol’s full accessibility statement can be found here.

Imagens de tela

  • Novos eventos Cron podem ser modificados, excluídos e executados.

  • New cron events can be added

  • Novos agendamentos Cron podem ser adicionados, permitindo aos desenvolvedores de plugins mais opções quando forem agendar eventos.


Does this plugin work with PHP 8?

Yes, it’s actively tested and working up to PHP 8.3.

I get the error “There was a problem spawning a call to the WP-Cron system on your site”. How do I fix this?

You can read all about problems spawning WP-Cron on the WP Crontrol website.

Why do some cron events miss their schedule?

You can read all about cron events that miss their schedule on the WP Crontrol website.

Why do some cron events reappear shortly after I delete them?

If the event is added by a plugin then the plugin most likely rescheduled the event as soon as it saw that the event was missing. To get around this you can instead use the “Pause this hook” action which means it’ll remain in place but won’t perform any action when it runs.

Is it safe to delete cron events?

This depends entirely on the event. You can use your favourite search engine to search for the event name in order to find out which plugin it belongs to, and then decide whether or not to delete it.

If the event shows “None” as its action then it’s usually safe to delete. Please see the other FAQs for more information about events with no action.

Why can’t I delete some cron events?

The WordPress core software uses cron events for some of its functionality and removing these events is not possible because WordPress would immediately reschedule them if you did delete them. For this reason, WP Crontrol doesn’t let you delete these persistent events from WordPress core in the first place.

If you don’t want these events to run, you can use the “Pause this hook” action instead.

What happens when I pause an event?

Pausing an event will disable all actions attached to the event’s hook. The event itself will remain in place and will run according to its schedule, but all actions attached to its hook will be disabled. This renders the event inoperative but keeps it scheduled so as to remain fully compatible with events which would otherwise get automatically rescheduled when they’re missing.

As pausing an event actually pauses its hook, all events that use the same hook will be paused or resumed when pausing and resuming an event. This is much more useful and reliable than pausing individual events separately.

What happens when I resume an event?

Resuming an event re-enables all actions attached to the event’s hook. All events that use the same hook will be resumed.

What does it mean when “None” is shown for the Action of a cron event?

This means the cron event is scheduled to run at the specified time but there is no corresponding functionality that will be triggered when the event runs, therefore the event is useless.

This is often caused by plugins that don’t clean up their cron events when you deactivate them. You can use your favourite search engine to search for the event name in order to find out which plugin it belongs to, and then decide whether or not to delete it.

How do I change the next run time or the recurrence of a cron event?

You can change the time and recurrence of a cron event by clicking the “Edit” link next to the event.

How can I create a cron event that requests a URL?

From the Tools Cron Events Add New screen, create a PHP cron event that includes PHP that fetches the URL using the WordPress HTTP API. For example:

wp_remote_get( 'http://example.com' );

You can read all about the features and security of PHP cron events on the WP Crontrol website.

Why do changes that I make to some cron events not get saved?

You can read all about problems with editing cron events on the WP Crontrol website.

Can I export a list of cron events?

Yes, a CSV file of the event list can be exported and downloaded via the “Export” button on the cron event listing screen. This file can be opened in any spreadsheet application.

Can I see a historical log of all the cron events that ran on my site?

Not yet, but I hope to add this functionality soon.

Can I see a historical log of edits, additions, and deletions of cron events and schedules?

Yes. The excellent Simple History plugin has built-in support for logging actions performed via WP Crontrol.

Qual a utilidade de adicionar novos agendamentos Cron?

Os agendamentos Cron são usados por plugins WordPress para o agendamento de eventos para que sejam executados em intervalos regulares. Os intervalos devem ser fornecidos pelo próprio WordPress ou um plugin para que seja usado. Por exemplo, muitos plugins de backup oferecem suporte a backups periódicos. Para fazer um backup semanal, primeiramente um agendamento de Cron semanal deve ser inserido no WP Crontrol, e então um plugin de backup pode aproveitar isto como um intervalo.

How do I create a new cron event?

Existem duas etapas para obter um evento Cron funcional executado regularmente. O primeiro passo é informar o WordPress sobre o gancho. Esta é a parte para a qual o WP Crontrol foi criado. O segundo passo é chamar uma função quando o seu gancho for executado.

Passo 1: Adicionando o gancho

No painel administrativo em Ferramentas Eventos Cron, insira os detalhes do gancho. É melhor ter um hookname em conformidade com as convenções normais de nomenclatura de variáveis de PHP. O agendamento do evento significa quantas vezes o gancho será executado. Se você não encontrar um bom intervalo, então adicione um no painel administrativo em Configurações Agendamentos Cron.

Passo 2: Escrevendo a função

Esta parte acontece no código PHP (por exemplo, no arquivo functions.php do seu tema). Para executar seu gancho, o WordPress dispara uma ação. Por esta razão, nós precisamos dizer ao WordPress qual função será executada quando essa ação for disparada. A linha a seguir realiza isso:

add_action( 'my_hookname', 'my_function' );

O próximo passo é escrever sua função. Veja aqui um exemplo simples:

function my_function() {
    wp_mail( 'hello@example.com', 'WP Crontrol', 'WP Crontrol rocks!' );

Como eu crio um novo evento do PHP Cron?

In the Tools Cron Events admin panel, click on “Add New”. In the form that appears, select “PHP Cron Event” and enter the schedule and next run time. The event schedule is how often your event will be executed. If you don’t see a good interval, then add one in the Settings Cron Schedules admin panel. In the “PHP Code” area, enter the PHP code that should be run when your cron event is executed. You don’t need to provide the PHP opening tag (<?php).

Creating, editing, and running PHP cron events is subject to restrictive security permissions. You can read all about the features and security of PHP cron events on the WP Crontrol website.

Which users can manage cron events and schedules?

Only users with the manage_options capability can manage cron events and schedules. By default, only Administrators have this capability.

Which users can manage PHP cron events? Is this dangerous?

Only users with the edit_files capability can manage PHP cron events. This means if a user cannot edit files via the WordPress admin area (i.e. through the Plugin Editor or Theme Editor) then they also cannot add, edit, or delete a PHP cron event in WP Crontrol. By default only Administrators have this capability, and with Multisite enabled only Super Admins have this capability.

If file editing has been disabled via the DISALLOW_FILE_MODS or DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT configuration constants then no user will have the edit_files capability, which means adding, editing, or deleting a PHP cron event will not be permitted.

Therefore, the user access level required to execute arbitrary PHP code does not change with WP Crontrol activated.

You can read all about the features and security of PHP cron events on the WP Crontrol website.

Há algum comando WP-CLI disponível?

The cron commands which were previously included in WP Crontrol are now part of WP-CLI itself. See wp help cron for more info.

What happens when I deactivate the WP Crontrol plugin?

You can read all about what happens when you deactivate the plugin on the WP Crontrol website.

How can I report a security bug?

You can report security bugs through the Patchstack Vulnerability Disclosure Program. The Patchstack team helps validate, triage, and handle any security vulnerabilities. Report a security vulnerability here.

Who took the photo in the plugin header image?

The photo was taken by Michael Pardo and is in the public domain.


9 março, 2024
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9 março, 2024
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20 novembro, 2023
Thank you a lot, helped me understanding how WP-Cron works. Thanks! 😄
6 novembro, 2023
One of the best plugin to manage and keep track of crons. been using it for years. Thank you!
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Registro de alterações


  • Corrects the displayed PHP cron event name if one is provided



  • Confirms support for WordPress 6.4


  • Allow persistent WordPress core hooks to be cleared if there’s more than one event with that hook
  • Add the number of matching events to the hook deletion link text
  • Scrap the Ajax request that checks if the current page of cron events has changed since loading
  • Make some improvements to sorting the cron event list table columns
  • Increase the minimum supported PHP version to 7.4


  • Pass the $doing_wp_cron value to the cron_request filter so it matches WordPress core
  • Miscellaneous code quality improvements


  • Improves the terminology around pausing and deleting hooks and events
  • Improves accessibility of the event listing table for keyboard users
  • Removes an unnecessary SQL query when fetching the list of paused events
  • Adds an FAQ about deactivating the plugin


  • Confirms the plugin is compatible with PHP 8.2
  • Increases compatibility with other plugins that include very old Composer autoloader implementations


  • Introduces the ability to pause and resume cron events from the event listing screen; see the FAQ for full details
  • Adds the site time to the cron event editing screen
  • Implements an autoloader to reduce memory usage
  • Bumps the minimum supported version of PHP to 5.6


  • Reverts the changes introduced in version 1.13 while I look into the problem with the deployment process for wordpress.org


  • Fixes another issue with missing files in the release


  • Fixes an issue with missing files in the 1.13.0 release


  • Introduces the ability to pause and resume cron events from the event listing screen; see the FAQ for full details
  • Implements an autoloader to reduce memory usage
  • Bumps the minimum supported version of PHP to 5.6


  • Corrects an issue where an invalid hook callback isn’t always identified
  • Various code quality improvements


  • Fix the PHP cron event management.
  • More “namespacing” of query variables to avoid conflicts with other cron management plugins.


  • Introduced an Export feature to the event listing screen for exporting the list of events as a CSV file.
  • Added the timezone offset to the date displayed for events that are due to run after the next DST change, for extra clarity.
  • Introduced the crontrol/filter-types and crontrol/filtered-events filters for adjusting the available event filters on the event listing screen.
  • Lots of code quality improvements (thanks, PHPStan!).


  • Support for more granular cron-related error messages in WordPress 5.7
  • Several accessibility improvements
  • Warning for events that are attached to a schedule that is too frequent
  • More clarity around events and schedules that are built in to WordPress core
  • Add a Help tab with links to the wiki and FAQs


  • Fix the adding of new cron events when DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT is true.


  • Add filters and sorting to the event listing screen. Props @yuriipavlov.
  • Replace the “Add New” tabs with a more standard “Add New” button on the cron event listing page.
  • Switch back to using browser-native controls for the date and time inputs.
  • Add an error message when trying to edit a non-existent event.
  • Introduce an informational message which appears when there are events that have missed their schedule.
  • Fire actions when cron events and schedules are added, updated, and deleted.


  • Fix an issue with the tabs in 1.8.4.


  • Add a warning message if the default timezone has been changed. More information.
  • Fixed string being passed to strtotime() function when the Now option is chosen when adding or editing an event.


  • Fix the editing of events that aren’t currently listed on the first page of results.


  • Bypass the duplicate event check when manually running an event. This allows an event to manually run even if it’s due within ten minutes or if it’s overdue.
  • Force only one event to fire when manually running a cron event.
  • Introduce polling of the events list in order to show a warning when the event listing screen is out of date.
  • Add a warning for cron schedules which are shorter than WP_CRON_LOCK_TIMEOUT.
  • Add the Site Health check event to the list of persistent core hooks.


  • Fix the bottom bulk action menu on the event listing screen.
  • Make the timezone more prominent when adding or editing a cron event.


  • Searching and pagination for cron events
  • Ability to delete all cron events with a given hook
  • More accurate response messages when managing events (in WordPress 5.1+)
  • Visual warnings for events without actions, and PHP events with syntax errors
  • Timezone-related clarifications and fixes
  • A more unified UI
  • Modernised codebase


  • Correct the PHP.net URL for the strtotime() reference.


  • Remove the date and time inputs and replace with a couple of preset options and a plain text field. Fixes #24 .
  • Ensure the schedule name is always correct when multiple schedules exist with the same interval. Add error handling. Fixes #25.
  • Re-introduce the display of the current site time.
  • Use a more appropriate HTTP response code for unauthorised request errors.


  • Remove the ability to delete a PHP cron event if the user cannot edit files.
  • Remove the Edit link for PHP cron events when the user cannot edit the event.
  • Avoid a PHP notice due to an undefined variable when adding a new cron event.


  • Fix a potential fatal error on the cron events listing screen.


  • Introduce bulk deletion of cron events. Yay!
  • Show the schedule name instead of the schedule interval next to each event.
  • Add core’s new delete_expired_transients event to the list of core events.
  • Don’t allow custom cron schedules to be deleted if they’re in use.
  • Add links between the Events and Schedules admin screens.
  • Add syntax highlighting to the PHP code editor for a PHP cron event.
  • Styling fixes for events with many arguments or long arguments.
  • Improvements to help text.
  • Remove usage of create_function().
  • Fix some translator comments, improve i18n, improve coding standards.


  • Show the hooked actions for each cron event.
  • Don’t show the Delete link for core’s built-in cron events, as they get re-populated immediately.
  • Correct the success message after adding or editing PHP cron events.
  • Correct the translations directory name.