Almost every time we face a WordPress-based issue, the first thing we do is to search to see if anyone already had the issue and did they solve it? We also are always looking for things to add to our best practices file even if we don’t need the capability to address a current issue or task.
This recent post on WPSHOUT fits the later category. It is a nice overview with video walkthrough of a plugin, WP Crontrol, that will give you the ability to see and manage scheduled tasks on your WordPress site. Most users should never have to do this, but this looks like a great diagnostic tool and a nice addition to a developer’s toolkit. The plugin has over 100,000 installs and generally positive feedback. Here is a screenshot from the wordpress.org listing:
When we researched this area, we also looked at a 2nd plugin called the Advanced Cron Manager. This one has a smaller user base (about 20,000) and positive reviews.
We have added researching these tools to our project list. We can’t specifically recommend one or the other at this point, but we will share things we find. Again, as david Hayes from WPSHOUT highlighted in his piece, this is not for the non-developer.