WP Cron Cleaner


“WP Cron Cleaner” is a useful plugin to view the list of all your scheduled tasks. Indeed, your site may contain some orphan scheduled tasks that should be cleaned. “WP Cron Cleaner” will display all your tasks so you can identify those that should be cleaned. Moreover, you will be able to see what happens in your site behind the scenes

Main Features

  • Displays all cron jobs (scheduled tasks) names
  • Displays frequency of each task
  • Displays “next run” of each task
  • Allows you choose what tasks to clean
  • Supports multisite installation

Pro Features

  • Detects orphan cron scheduled tasks
  • Detects plugins cron scheduled tasks
  • Detects themes cron scheduled tasks
  • Detects WordPress cron scheduled tasks

Multisite Support

  • Only the main site can view and clean tasks in the whole network. Other sites in the network cannot perform these tasks. We have opted for this philosophy because we are sure that only the super administrator can perform such actions.


  • View and clean scheduled tasks (Free version)
  • Detect orphan tasks, plugins tasks, themes tasks and WP tasks (Pro version)


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

Single site installation

  • After extraction, upload the Plugin to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Go to “Dashboard” » “Plugins” and choose ‘Activate’
  • The plugin page can be accessed via “Dashboard” » “Tools” » “WP Cron Cleaner”

Multisite installation

  • Login to your primary site and go to “My Sites” » “Network Admin” » “Plugins”
  • Install the plugin as usual for multisite
  • Network activate the plugin
  • Only the main site can have access to the plugin


What does mean “scheduled tasks”?

A scheduled task enables plugins to execute some actions at specified times, without having to manually execute code at that time. WordPress itself uses some scheduled tasks to perform some regular actions.

What does mean “orphan scheduled tasks”?

As you know, not all plugins care about the housekeeping of your site. Some scheduled tasks may not be removed even if the responsible plugins are deleted from your WordPress installation. These tasks are called “orphan scheduled tasks”. Hence, deleting these unnecessary tasks may help in cleaning your site.

Is it safe to clean a scheduled tasks?

It should be noted that cleaning scheduled tasks is safe as long as you know what tasks to clean. If your are not sure, it is better to not clean any task.

Is this plugin compatible with multisite?

Yes, it is compatible with multisite. It should be noted that only the main site can view and clean tasks in the whole network. Other sites in the network cannot perform these tasks. We have opted for this philosophy because we are sure that only the super administrator can perform such actions. Your network is precious!

Does this plugin cleans itself after the uninstall?

We do clean-up of your WordPress site, it will be a shame if the plugin does not clean itself after an uninstall! Of course yes, the plugin cleans itself and removes any data used to store its settings once uninstalled.


2023 ལོའི་ཟླ 1 ཚེས 14 ཉིན།
Waste of time! It shows you the cron jobs, and you can delete them, but it won't tell you what plugin they are associated with. If you want anything more than to simply view crons, then you have to purchase the premium version. The plugin WP Control does everything the free version of this plugin does, plus shows you what plugin/theme/etc. the cron event is associated with. This plugin is no more than a schill to purchase the pro version.
2020 ལོའི་ཟླ 6 ཚེས 11 ཉིན།
This was not helpful in clearing old Wordpress chrons that were being reported as "scheduled tasks which are overdue". That was all I needed it for, to be able to even see them I was being asked to purchase Premium, even though it was inexpensive at $8USD I did not feel justified to purchase.
2018 ལོའི་ཟླ 11 ཚེས 27 ཉིན།
Even the Free version allows you to delete Crons, and the Pro version allows you to see who (what plugin or theme or whatever) is triggering the Crons (very useful).
2018 ལོའི་ཟླ 5 ཚེས 29 ཉིན།
Bought the plugin a couple of weeks ago, can't manage to activate it and wrote to the support team twice without any feedback, shame.
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“WP Cron Cleaner” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“WP Cron Cleaner” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • Security fix: enhancing the security of the plugin by escaping some URLs before outputting them


  • First release: Hello world!