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Manual Cron


Execute WP-cron manually by clicking a button on the Dashboard.
WP-cron is WordPress’ scheduler system, it can execute background jobs like plugin updates.

Manual Cron is a Dashboard widget available for every user.

If you have poorly written plugins WP-cron’s output may not be empty.


Development goes on on GitHub.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/manual-cron directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


What is the use case for Manual Cron?
  1. You can execute cron jobs without leaving WordPress admin.
  2. Develepment sites usually have WP-cron disabled.


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  • Proper JavaScript.


  • Initial release.