Using the Action Scheduler in WordPress Presentation

This week I had the opportunity to present to the West Orlando WordPress Meetup group about using the Action Scheduler in WordPress.

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In this presentation I discussed reasons to use Scheduled Actions and how they differ from cron scheduled jobs. I introduced the Action Scheduler job queue and showed how it is used in plugins like WooCommerce, WooCommerce Subscriptions, and WP SMTP.

I also demonstrate how to add the Action Scheduler library to custom plugins and use the action/hook architecture to create scheduled actions that will run at a later time.

Using the Action Scheduler in Your Plugins

Knowing how the Action Scheduler works in existing plugins and can be used in your own plugins is a valuable skill for WordPress developers and site owners. If you have questions about using the Action Scheduler in your plugins or how WooCommerce uses the Action Scheduler let’s talk!