This article describes how to resolve a problem that may occur after you upgrade a Magento installation to version 1.8.
After you upgrade a Magento installation to version 1.8, cron jobs do not appear to run. For example, you may notice that the following occurs:
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
$disabledFuncs = explode(',', ini_get('disable_functions')); $isShellDisabled = is_array($disabledFuncs) ? in_array('shell_exec', $disabledFuncs) : true; $isShellDisabled = (stripos(PHP_OS, 'win') === false) ? $isShellDisabled : true;
Copy the following line of code and paste it after the code block you located in step 2:
$isShellDisabled = true;