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Plugin Name: Example Scheduled Events
Plugin URI:
Description: This is an example plugin to learn how to use scheduled events
Version: 1.0.0
Author: Your Name
Author URI:
Text Domain: egse
* Schedule the event when the plugin is activated, if not already scheduled
* and run it immediately for the first time
register_activation_hook( __FILE__, 'my_activation' );
function my_activation() {
if ( ! wp_next_scheduled ( 'my_hourly_event' ) ) {
wp_schedule_event( current_time( 'timestamp' ), 'hourly', 'my_hourly_event' );
* Hook the function to run every hour
add_action('my_hourly_event', 'do_this_hourly');
function do_this_hourly() {
error_log( 'I\'m alive!' );
* Clear the scheduled event when the plugin is disabled
register_deactivation_hook( __FILE__, 'my_deactivation' );
function my_deactivation() {
wp_clear_scheduled_hook( 'my_hourly_event' );
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