Before every post visit wordpress cron is running and taking too much bandwidth.  So we given trick and code to disable cron job in wordpress, which will disable wordpress cronjob.  if you have a lot of visitors it can be a problem. I am convinced this is the reason why my admin has become glacially slow and my site often crashes when making edits.

how to disable cron job in wordpress

Disable the wp-cron.php

you need to add the code to your wp-config.php file.


define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', 'true');

If you have shared hosting then add the following cron job


php -q wp-cron.php

If you have your own server then you need to add the cronjob in crontab


* */1 * * *wget http://wpapi.com/wp-cron.php

how to disable cron job in wordpress

how to disable cron job in wordpress

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  1. Jane Reply

    If your hosting provider doesn’t allow setting cronjobs and you’re looking for a simpler solution, you might consider a webcron services which will load wp-cron.php at a given time.
    For example, https://www.easycron.com

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