How to Fix Missed WordPress Schedule Error
WordPress can make managing and maintaining a website very easy. One feature that you can use is to schedule posts to automatically publish.
This method is very useful for bloggers, because they can schedule posts while on vacation and not using a computer.
Scheduling posts in WordPress is easy to do. After writing the article, you can set the date and time of publication.
But what you need to know is that this feature sometimes experiences errors, such as the article you made failed to publish.
In this article, we will show you how to fix the missed WordPress schedule error. You can see this complete guide if you often use the schedule post feature in WordPress.
Missed Post Schedule Error on WordPress
After writing a post, WordPress offers several options. You can publish the post immediately, save it as a draft, or schedule it.
When the specified time is near, WordPress will check if the post is waiting to be published. Posts will be published automatically according to the time you specify.
So you as a writer can make time for other important activities.
Sometimes WordPress also experiences errors, where the posts you make are not published at all. What’s more no notification pops up with this error.
If you experience something like that, the posts that you have scheduled must be published manually. But to solve this problem in the future, you can try to fix it.
How to Solve WordPress Scheduling Errors?
In this article, I provide three methods that you can use. If one method doesn’t work, please try another method.
Check WordPress wp-config.php File
In some cases WP cron has been disabled, and this may prevent the publication of scheduled posts. So you can check WP cron first in the wp-config.php file.
Before you make changes to the wp-config.php file, make sure you have made a backup first. Now to access the wp-config.php file, you can use an FTP client or cPanel hosting.
If you’re using cPanel, here’s a guide you can follow:
- First, all you have to do is login to the cPanel dashboard using your login credentials. After that, find and click on File Manager.
- Then navigate to the website’s root directory, usually in public_html. Next, find the wp-config.php file.
- Once found, right-click and from the menu that appears select Edit.
- See if there is the following code in the wp-config.php file:
1define (‘DISABLE_WP_CRON’, true);
If it contains above code, it means wp cron is disabled. You can remove the line of code and save the file, and the problem will be solved.
But if the file doesn’t contain the above code, it means that wp cron is already enabled and the cause of the problem is something else.
Configure WordPress and Web Server
Sometimes the default configuration of the hosting provider is not compatible with WordPress. Like disabling cron’s default settings.
You can use different commands to solve this problem.
- First, you have to disable the default cron settings in WordPress. Paste the code below into the wp-config.php file:
1define ('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true);
- Then, enable the alternative configuration by adding the following code:
- When finished click Save Changes in the upper right corner.
Now you need to implement cron manually through the server. Depending on the individual provider, this can usually be done through the hosting control panel.
How to Set Cron Jobs in cPanel
A permanent solution you can use is to move cron from the server to WordPress.
- First, make sure your hosting provider allows setting changes in this way.
- Now, you need to disable the default cron configuration in WordPress. This is necessary because different settings will cause conflicts. Add the following code to the wp-config.php file:
- In cPanel find Cron Jobs in the Advanced section.
- You can manually create cron here, and set a time for how often cron checks for new posts.
We recommend that you set it to 5 minutes. For example, if the interval is set to 1 minute, the server will receive a lot of requests, this will slow down the website.
That’s how to solve the missed WordPress posting schedule error. Using one of the methods above should have solved your problem.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment in the column below. You can also read our other articles on How to Change or Remove Howdy Admin in WordPress.