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Posted: November 12, 2023 at 1:48 pm


November 12, 2023 at 1:48 pm

I’ve started using scheduling to publish future events. I’m asssuming there is a cron job that publishes the waiting future events.

What is the likely maximum delay between the sheduled publishing time and the time the event actually gets published?


  • Support Staff

November 12, 2023 at 5:38 pm

The scheduling of event is using the WP cron.

Check the article here.

The date and time is relying on the timezone you set in your WP Settings -> General.



November 14, 2023 at 10:36 am

Thanks for the reply. I’ve installed a plugin so that I can see cron jobs. What I don’t know is which cron job publishes the scheduled events and the frequency it runs.


  • Support Staff

November 14, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Hi there,

That’s actually a WordPress core feature and is handled by WordPress itself, the cron job for this is publish_future_post and the frequency is whatever it needed to be for your schedule as its unique to the specific post (EE events are a custom post type within WordPress).

If you install something like WP Crontrol and go to Tools -> Cron Events you’ll find something like this:

Thats a cron event specifically for a post within ID 171, it will run in 4 weeks 1 day, but not that it relies on WP_CRON, which isn’t precise.

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