Tuesday, January 5, 2010...5:17 pm

How to solve WordPress 2.9's schedule post bug

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Like many WordPress users, I’ve recently had a couple of scheduled posts fail to go live. It seems this is a WordPress 2.9 problem.
If anyone else has had the same issue, here’s what I did to solve it.

  1. Upgrade to WP 2.9.1. It seems WordPress has been stung into action by the bad feedback it has received.
  2. Fiddle with my PHP in cPanel on my hosting server. There’s a guide here about the code change you need to make. The file you are looking for can be found at wp-includes/cron.php

Given that this post has been successfully scheduled, one or other of these seems to have worked. (It was probably the upgrade. But I thought it was cool to edit the code as well. Luckily I didn’t break anything.)
And, yes, I had backed up my database – though see Soilman’s comments about the importance of not relying on plugins to do your work for you…

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