[wp-hackers] Making a plugin that runs automatically.

Robert Deaton false.hopes at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 10:56:55 GMT 2006

On 9/14/06, Rob Miller <r at robm.me.uk> wrote:
> CK wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I was wondering if I could make a plugin that will run automatically.
> > Something like a cron job. Let me give you an example.
> >
> > I want to be able to retrieve data form a site say delicious and post
> > them in a regular post every day, week or 2 weeks (whatever). But the
> > catch is I don't want this to be a hack I want a plugin. Meaning I
> > activate it provide with some details and that's it, everything is
> > done for me.
> >
> > My question is if there is any hook in wp that will allow such
> > operation. Of course this can be used in many ways such as "improve"
> > the backup plugin to be run automatically.
> >
> Use wp-cron:
> http://www.skippy.net/blog/category/wordpress/plugins/wp-cron/

Or, if you can wait for WP 2.1, pseudo cron is in the core.

--Robert Deaton

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