Wordpress Toolkit Update Frequency

Feb 3, 2021
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Hi all,

I've been doing some extensive testing of this plugin to see if it's suitable for our needs or not. One of the bigger issues I'm having is the lack of customization or even information on what certain features do. Does anyone have any experience/insight into how often updates run when automatic updates with smart updates are enabled? Is it once a day? Every time an update is available?

Also, when it does it's preliminary checks before updates and then after the error messages aren't very helpful. Even inside the .txt you can download. For instance, one of my sites failed to take a screenshot of one of the pages after updates and the only information I got was either the page wasn't reachable or the screenshot service failed. However, since it doesn't create a 'staging' site like with an actual clone, it's already deleted the test site once it ran the updates and even if it didn't I have no way of accessing the page to see if it was the service or not.
 

zhongshan

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Well, the thing is Web Pros are now trying to squeeze it to the top and they decided to bring to cPanel "the good things Plesk has" but those are buggy things.

I am too trying to use this tool and I only find errors and warnings and it's always loading the list running things but not really helping. Reminds me the one time I tried using Plesk... so buggy.
 

cPRex

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WordPress Toolkit uses a cron configuration inside an sqlite database to determine the time the updates run. You can find that by running this command on your system:

Code:
[email protected] [/]# sqlite3 /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/var/wp-toolkit.sqlite3 "SELECT * FROM ScheduledTasks;"
which will give you output similar to the following:

Code:
1|40|*|*|*|*|'/usr/bin/sw-engine' '-d' 'auto_prepend_file=/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/scripts/scheduled-task-prepend-file.php' '/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/plib/scripts/maintenance.php'|[]
2|54|2|*|*|*|'/usr/bin/sw-engine' '-d' 'auto_prepend_file=/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/scripts/scheduled-task-prepend-file.php' '/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/plib/scripts/instances-auto-update.php'|[]
 
Feb 3, 2021
7
2
3
Australia
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
WordPress Toolkit uses a cron configuration inside an sqlite database to determine the time the updates run. You can find that by running this command on your system:

Code:
[email protected] [/]# sqlite3 /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/var/wp-toolkit.sqlite3 "SELECT * FROM ScheduledTasks;"
which will give you output similar to the following:

Code:
1|40|*|*|*|*|'/usr/bin/sw-engine' '-d' 'auto_prepend_file=/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/scripts/scheduled-task-prepend-file.php' '/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/plib/scripts/maintenance.php'|[]
2|54|2|*|*|*|'/usr/bin/sw-engine' '-d' 'auto_prepend_file=/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/scripts/scheduled-task-prepend-file.php' '/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/wp-toolkit/plib/scripts/instances-auto-update.php'|[]
Thanks for this, it's exactly what I needed. So via WP Cron I should be able to change the update frequency as well.
 
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