[wp-hackers] Cron and long running processes

Viper007Bond viper at viper007bond.com
Sun Jul 27 07:18:15 GMT 2008

Read the top of wp-cron.php:

WordPress Cron Implementation for hosts, which do not offer CRON or for
the user has not setup a CRON job pointing to this file.

The HTTP request to this file will not slow down the visitor who happens to
visit when the cron job is needed to run.

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 11:51 PM, Sean Hickey <seanhickey at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm wondering if WP's built in "cron" feature is suitable for long
> running processes? It's clear it takes a page hit to kick off the cron
> process, but what's not clear (to me) is whether the visitor is forced
> to sit there waiting until the cron job finishes.
> - Sean
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