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WordPress missed schedule error – How to resolve

by | Apr 29, 2021

Wondering how to resolve ‘WordPress missed schedule error’? We can help you with it.

As a part of our Server Management Services, our Support Engineers helps to fix similar WordPress errors regularly.

Today, let us see how our Support Techs resolve WordPress missed schedule error.

Causes for ‘WordPress missed schedule error’

Today, let us see what are the causes for this error.

Usually, WordPress hosting environment or plugin conflicts may cause WordPress to miss scheduled posts.

When we schedule a WordPress post to be published later, WordPress uses a technology called ‘Cron’ or ‘WordPress Cron‘ to automatically publish our post on time.

However, if our WordPress hosting server or a plugin is affecting the cron jobs, then WordPress would miss the scheduled tasks such as publishing scheduled posts.

Solutions for ‘WordPress missed schedule error’

First and foremost, install and activate the Missed Scheduled Post Publisher plugin.

The plugin works out of the box and there are no settings for us to configure.

The plugin simply checks our website every 15 minutes to see if a scheduled WordPress post has missed schedule.

If it finds any missed schedule items, then it changes the status from scheduled to published.

It works for posts, pages, products and any other custom post types that we may have on our WordPress website.

Moving ahead, let us see how our Support Techs go about fixing this error.

If installing the plugin does not immediately fix scheduled posts error on our website, then the following are a few tips that we can try.

1. Check WordPress Timezone Settings

Setting our timezone is one of the first things to do after installing WordPress. However, sometimes users miss it and their WordPress timezone does not match the timezone they want to use for publishing and managing their website.

Simply go to Settings » General page and scroll down to the ‘Timezone’ section. From here, we need to select our timezone or the timezone we want to use for our WordPress website.

Do not forget to click on the Save Changes button to store our settings.

2. Clear WordPress cache

If our WordPress posts are still missing schedule, then it is likely due to a poorly configured caching plugin. Try clearing WordPress cache and make sure that WordPress caching plugin is properly configured to automatically clear cache at regular intervals.

3. Increase WordPress memory limit

Our WordPress website may be struggling with low memory limit issue. We can fix that by allowing WordPress to use more server memory which lets WordPress run better.

Simply add the following code to wp-config.php file just before the line that says ‘That’s all, stop editing! Happy publishing.’

define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘500M’);

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Today, we saw effective ways our Support Techs employ in order to fix the error ‘WordPress missed schedule error’

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