Today we’ll be looking at the WP-Cron functions, one of the lesser known tricks that you can use for some fun! The primary purpose is for setting up scheduling or other time-sensitive tasks. We’ll examine some tricks for using it, and we’ll also identify some potential problems with it and how to work around them.
WordPress is a powerful piece of software. Its simplicity can often give the wrong impression to non-technical users about its inner workings though. This might have served in the best interest of WordPress, as something that feels simple and easier to use is generally adopted by the masses. However, it’s important to remember that behind the scenes is a powerful piece of software that’s capable of doing quite a bit more than simple blogging.