When scheduling an article, you will notice that sometimes there is a delay between when you scheduled the article to publish and when it shows up on the website.

This is due to the background process (called cron) that handles such items.

The breakdown of the scheduling is as follows:

  1. An article is scheduled to publish at 10am by using the scheduling options.
  2. At 10am the article is queued for publishing by the website
  3. The next time the cron run (after 10am) the article will be added to the site

On most sites, the cron process runs about every hour. This is the maximum allowed.

What this means is that if the cron process ran at 9:30am the day of the scheduled article, it will not run again until 10:30am. So an article scheduled to publish at 10am will see about a 30 minute delay before it is shown on the site.

Because of the cron process schedule, an article can then take up to an hour to publish in the following circumstance:

  1. An article is scheduled to publish at 10am by using the scheduling options.
  2. The cron process runs at 9:59am
  3. At 10am the article is queued for publishing by the website
  4. The corn process runs again at 10:59am
  5. The article is published at 10:59am

 

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