[wp-hackers] wp_schedule_event being triggered multiple times

Callum Macdonald lists.automattic.com at callum-macdonald.com
Tue Feb 27 04:48:23 GMT 2007

Hey Andrew,

I'll precede this suggestion by saying I'm not an expert... :)

Does the post get its timestamp from the date on the email? Could it be 
that the email is being posted multiple times, once per hour, and not 
being deleted or not recorded that it has already been posted? If you 
check the site just after the hourly cron job, and it's been posted 12 
times, then obviously this is not the case!

Good luck,


Andrew Ferguson wrote:
> I'm working on a plugin that uses uses the inbuilt cron system to 
> check for
> Blogs by email.
> I'm having an issue where emails are posted several times over. For 
> example,
> I would send an email to the account specified. The plugin would 
> perform its
> hourly check, I would check the site later and I would see multiple
> (somewhere between 1-12) posts of the email, each with same time 
> stamp. My
> best guess is that multiple hits are occurring at the moment the cron'd
> event should be triggered. This causes the the event to execute multiple
> times before some setting is updated to prevent further executions for 
> this
> round (i.e. prevent it from executing this hour). Like I said, my best
> guess.
> Here's the code (being released under GPL):
> function fergcorp_checkEmailPosts(){
>     $handle = fopen(get_bloginfo('wpurl')."/wp-mail.php", "r");
>     fclose($handle);
> }
> add_action('fergcorp_checkEmailPosts_hook', 'fergcorp_checkEmailPosts' );
> if (!wp_next_scheduled('fergcorp_checkEmailPosts_hook')) {
>     wp_schedule_event( time(), 'hourly', 
> 'fergcorp_checkEmailPosts_hook' );
> }
> Any ideas?
> -Andrew Ferguson
> http://www.andrewferguson.net
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