Auto Blog Posts are not processing correctly, delayed by up to 12 hours ...

We've noticed that sometimes Auto Blog feeds that are set to process each hour actually take up to 12 hours to process ....Since our members are paying for a feed of very time sensitive market related news, this is an issue for us ......

We've also noticed that the "Processed" time when viewing each feed is actually off as well, which might play a role with the issue ... For example: it's June 2, 6:52 AM right now, but feeds show "Last Processed: 2 Jun 2011 : 13:17" with Next Check of "2 Jun 2011 : 14:17" ..... These times do NOT change if the time zone of the WP site is changed .... they seem to always reflect UTC ....

We have our server time set correctly to our time zone and other software such as our CRM, billing software, etc. do not exhibit any similar issues ....

Any suggestions?

  • Tracy
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    The manually added post is showing the correct time as it is set in general settings .... when I go to blogs that are using the auto blog post plugin, the general > settings > time zone is set correctly but the Process times are inconsistent and reflect UTC as indicated above .... Think this is what you were looking for?

  • Tracy
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    We're actually seeing more blogs starting to publish a post from yesterday a full 34 or so hours after original post .... these are all on same install by the way ... noticing them as they come up via Google feed reader and confirming post date via dashboard ... the slowest posting blogs seem to be the ones that have the shortest processing interval selected (30 minutes) ....

  • Barry
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    @Tracy - sorry for the delay, I've been away risking life and limb for charity :slight_smile: the last update for autoblog was just a push of the version number for the free version on so no actual code changes happened - annoying to have to do that but it was the only way I could think to get the existing listing unstuck.

    I think I've tracked down the problem with the autoblog messing up - it has an issue with it's timezone processing / parsing so I'm working on getting a fix out as soon as I can. I'll put this one up on as a beta at the top of the forum first so I can get widest amount of testing as possible before putting it live as a full update.

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