WordPress crontrol plugin

Posted on 2016-08-06
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Last Modified: 2016-08-09
I'm trying to use this plugin to test an email process I want to run every week.

See attached. I created this, I clicked "Add php Cron Event". It showed in the list.

I did not get an email. I clicked "edit" in the Cron Events list, the code is gone.

I have two other php cron events that run as scheduled.

I'm guessing it can't find php mailer because that class is at the site root. But why does it just disappear?

What am I doing wrong?
Question by:Richard Korts
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William Nettmann earned 2000 total points
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I assume you know it isn't finding the PHPMailer class because you have perused your PHP error log file.

That is probably because you haven't included the phpmailer.php or whatever file contains the PHPMailer class.

WordPress uses PHPMailer in it's "wp_mail()" class, so there is no good reason normally to  use PHPMailer directly, anyway.

To send HTML mail with wp_mail(), add a filter before using it like so:
add_filter('wp_mail_content_type', function( $content_type ) {
                return 'text/html';
wp_mail('whoever@whatever.com', 'Subject', 'Message');

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You are also using an SMTP server instead of the default localhost sendmail, which is seldom required but may be necesary in your case. If so, there is a WordPress plugin that will redirect wp_mail() to use SMTP as well.

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