Empty Cron Jobs

I was looking into why I don’t get the daily digests all the time and that my websites are not synched daily. (BTW I do have my website monitoring service checking the website every 15 mins to see if it is down which should fire it).

I did notice MainWP seems to have some empty cron jobs

They are set to run on a schedule (looks like once every hour) but have no action


Is there any reason for this? I do have the domain monitor extension enabled.

Hey @eSIlverStrike

Where do you see these empty cron jobs? Can you please send us a screenshot?

Can you please post the community system report from your MainWP Dashboard for review? The report is located in your Dashboard under Info → Server, on the top right of the page.

Be sure to use the button like the one below; this button hides all your private information:


Pressing the button auto-copies the report to your clipboard then just paste it in a reply here.

Here you go. I got the info from WP Control plugin

### WordPress Check                Required                                               Detected                                     Status   ###

FileSystem Method                  = direct                                               direct                                       Pass        
MultiSite Disabled                 =true                                                  true                                         Pass        
WordPress Memory Limit             >=64M                                                  256M                                         Pass        
WordPress Version                  >=6.2                                                  6.5.2                                        Pass        

### PHP                            Required                                               Detected                                     Status   ###

cURL Extension Enabled             =true                                                  true                                         Pass        
cURL Timeout                       >=300 seconds                                          60                                           Warning     
cURL Version                       >=7.29.0                                               7.81.0                                       Pass        
OpenSSL Version                    >=OpenSSL/1.1.0                                        OpenSSL/3.0.2                                Pass        
OpenSSL Working Status             Yes                                                    Yes                                          Pass        
PCRE Backtracking Limit            >=10000                                                1000000                                      Pass        
PHP Allow URL fopen                N/A                                                    YES                                                      
PHP Disabled Functions             N/A                                                    diskfreespace, dl, escapeshellcmd, exec, fpassthru, getmyuid, highlight_file, ini_alter, ini_alter, leak, link, listen, passthru, pcntl_exec, popen, posix_ctermid, posix_getcwd, posix_getegid, posix_geteuid, posix_geteuid, posix_getgid, posix_getgrgid, posix_getgrnam, posix_getgroups, posix_getlogin, posix_getpgid, posix_getpgrp, posix_getpid, posix_getppid, posix_getpwuid, posix_getrlimit, posix_getsid, posix_getuid, posix_isatty, posix_kill, posix_mkfifo, posix_setegid, posix_seteuid, posix_setgid, posix_setpgid, posix_setsid, posix_setuid, posix_times, posix_ttyname, posix_uname, proc_close, proc_nice, proc_open, proc_terminate, shell_exec, show_source, socket_accept, socket_bind, socket_clear_error, socket_close, socket_connect, socket_create_listen, socket_create_pair, socket_listen, socket_read, source, stream_socket_server, symlink, system, virtual,            
PHP Exif Support                   N/A                                                    YES                                                      
PHP IPTC Support                   N/A                                                    YES                                                      
PHP Loaded Extensions              N/A                                                    Core, FFI, PDO, Phar, Reflection, SPL, SimpleXML, Zend OPcache, bcmath, bz2, calendar, cgi-fcgi, ctype, curl, date, dom, enchant, exif, fileinfo, filter, ftp, gd, gettext, gmp, hash, iconv, igbinary, imap, intl, json, libxml, mbstring, memcache, memcached, msgpack, mysqli, mysqlnd, openssl, pcntl, pcre, pdo_mysql, pdo_sqlite, posix, pspell, random, readline, realpath_turbo, redis, session, shmop, soap, sockets, sodium, sqlite3, standard, swoole, sysvmsg, sysvsem, sysvshm, tidy, timezonedb, tokenizer, xml, xmlreader, xmlrpc, xmlwriter, xsl, zip, zlib            
PHP Max Execution Time             >=30 seconds                                           300                                          Pass        
PHP Max Input Time                 >=30 seconds                                           60                                           Pass        
PHP Memory Limit                   >=256M                                                 512M                                         Pass        
PHP Post Max Size                  >=2M                                                   256M                                         Pass        
PHP Safe Mode Disabled             =true                                                  true                                         Pass        
PHP Upload Max Filesize            >=2M                                                   256M                                         Pass        
PHP Version                        >=7.4                                                  8.2.18                                       Pass        
PHP XML Support                    N/A                                                    YES                                                      
SSL Extension Enabled              =true                                                  true                                         Pass        
SSL Warnings                       = empty                                                                                             Pass        

### MySQL                          Required                                               Detected                                     Status   ###

MySQL Client Encoding              N/A                                                    utf8                                                     
MySQL Mode                         N/A                                                    ERROR_FOR_DIVISION_BY_ZERO,NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER,NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION            
MySQL Version                      >=5.0                                                  10.11.7-MariaDB-1:10.11.7+maria~ubu2204      Pass        

### Server Configuration           Detected Value                                      ###

Accept Content                     text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/avif,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3;q=0.7
Accept-Charset Content             N/A                                                    
Architecture                       64		 bit                                               
Gateway Interface                  CGI/1.1                                                
HTTPS                              ON                                                     
Memory Usage                       14.38 MB                                               
Operating System                   Linux                                                  
Request Time                       1714663538                                             
Server Protocol                    HTTP/1.0                                               
Server self connect                Not expected HTTP response body:                       
Server Software                    Apache/2.4.58 (Unix) OpenSSL/3.0.2                     
User Agent                         Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/537.36 Edg/

### MainWP Dashboard Settings      Detected Value                                      ###

Abandoned plugins/themes tolerance 365                                                    
Basic uptime monitoring enabled    No                                                     
MainWP Dashboard Version           Latest: | Detected: Pass               
MainWP legacy backups enabled      No                                                     
Maximum number of pages to return                                                         
Maximum number of posts to return  50                                                     
Maximum simultaneous install and update requests                                                       
Maximum simultaneous requests      4                                                      
Maximum simultaneous requests per ip1                                                      
Maximum simultaneous sync requests                                                        
Minimum delay between requests     200                                                    
Minimum delay between requests to the same ip1000                                                   
Number of connected sites          6                                                      
Optimize data loading              No                                                     
Plugin advanced automatic updates enabledYes                                                    
Primary Backup System              WPvivid Backup for MainWP                              
REST API enabled                   Yes                                                    
Site health monitoring enabled     Yes                                                    
Theme advanced automatic updates enabledYes                                                    
Use WP Cron                        Yes                                                    
WP Core advanced automatic updates enabledYes                                                    

### Extensions                     Version                                                License                                      Status   ###

Advanced Uptime Monitor Extension  5.3                                                    Active                                       Pass        
MainWP Cache Control Extension     5.0                                                    Active                                       Pass        
MainWP Cost Tracker Assistant Extension5.0.2                                                  Active                                       Pass        
MainWP Database Updater Extension  5.0.1                                                  Active                                       Pass        
MainWP Domain Monitor Extension    5.0.1                                                  Active                                       Pass        
MainWP Google Analytics Extension  5.0.1                                                  Active                                       Pass        
MainWP Maintenance Extension       5.0                                                    Active                                       Pass        
MainWP Pro Reports Extension       5.0                                                    Active                                       Pass        
MainWP SSL Monitor Extension       5.0                                                    Active                                       Pass        
MainWP Vulnerability Checker Extension5.0                                                    Active                                       Pass        
MainWP Wordfence Extension         5.0                                                    Active                                       Pass        
Termageddon for MainWP             2.3                                                    Active                                       Pass        
WPvivid Backup MainWP              0.9.35                                                                                                          

### Plugin                         Version                                                Status                                    ###

FluentSMTP                         2.2.73                                                 Active                                       
MainWP Child                                                             Active                                       
MainWP Dashboard                                                         Active                                       
Wordfence Security                 7.11.5                                                 Active                                       
WP Crontrol                        1.16.3                                                 Active                                       
WPvivid Backup MainWP              0.9.35                                                 Active                                       
WPvivid Backup Plugin              0.9.101                                                Active                                       
WPvivid Plugins Pro                2.2.24                                                 Active                                       

Thanks for the system report.

Those empty cron jobs shouldn’t be affecting the delivery of daily digest or daily syncs.

Would you mind opening a private Help Desk ticket so we can collect some additional information & investigate further?

And please refer to this Managers thread by its URL in the ticket.

Done. I submitted a Support request.

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