[wp-hackers] cron overload - help!

Casey Bisson casey.bisson at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 02:29:56 UTC 2009

Assuming you're not worried about other scheduled tasks[1], you can  
simply delete the row in your wp_options table with the meta_key = cron.



On Sep 5, 2009, at 9:43 PM, Steve Taylor wrote:

> I experimented with wp_schedule_event() on a site a short while ago,
> without luck. I found another solution, but recently I noticed that my
> Media Temple GPU usage has flagged the wp-cron.php on that site as
> taking up about 25% of the total processing time for all my sites.
> I used http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cron-view/, and sure
> enough, my experiment has inadvertantly left a HUGE number of
> scheduled events for that hook.
> When I try to run wp_clear_scheduled_hook( 'my_hook' ), the page
> doesn't seem to load. The site's running OK, but I really need a way
> of clearing all these events out. I'm not sure if
> wp_unschedule_event() is viable - and I've heard that
> wp_clear_scheduled_hook() is just a wrapper for this anyway.
> Thanks for any tips...
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