Snack Missed Schedule


Unlike other plugins, where check for missed schedules is hooked into init action, which in return means, there’s an extra database call created anytime the site is loaded, this plugin creates separate recurring cron task to check for missed schedules.

Checks are happening every 5 minutes and in case there are found posts missing its schedule, they are automatically published. From the principle this solution requires a functional WordPress cron subsystem.


  1. Upload the contents of this .zip file into ‘/wp-content/plugins/snack-missed-schedule’ on your WordPress installation, or via the ‘Plugins->Add New’ option in the WordPress dashboard.
  2. Activate the plugin via the ‘Plugins’ option in the WordPress dashboard.
  3. In case you want to be notified via email about missed schedules published by this plugin, just open your wp-config.php and define SNACK_MS_NOTIFY_ADMIN constant – e.g. define( 'SNACK_MS_NOTIFY_ADMIN', true );


14 June 2023 1 reply
Like the previous commenter, I have tried many similar plugins. It wasn't until I used this plugin that I realized that a good plugin was able to not slow down my server.While always grateful to other plugin authors, I rarely comment. This time I just couldn't resist and had to give a 5-star review to solve my big problem.Dear author, if you have the energy, I sincerely hope that you can develop a plug-in for related posts, currently all similar plug-ins are too occupy system resources, are seriously slowing down the site access speed.
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Contributors and Developers

“Snack Missed Schedule” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Change Log


  • Check missed schedules for other post types defined


  • Updating tested up to version


  • First stable release of the plugin