If you are like me you wouldn’t ever dream of running a web server on the holy swiss cheese of security known as Windows, not to mention the ridiculous pricing and lousy support.
So if you do have a WordPress site running at home or maybe elsewhere you might run into issues where your wp_cron.php file just ain’t hacking the program. Take this little server here for instance, since I switched over to a Linux LAMP stack from Turnkey Linux I have had to manually update my feeds via the RSS Multi Importer plugin. Even my little Asus Tablet running android and KSWeb did the automated tasks in WordPress better than this super, duper, VM with twice the ram and 100 times the disk space.
So I read, and I Googled and I learned and in just under 5 hrs last night I solved my cron issues. This virtual host now imports feeds every 15 minutes or so and the others I have running on this machine do them every 30 mins to an hour.
How you do that? You might be asking… well I took some advice from what I learned on the web, then had to insert a bunch of common sense/logic to replace the lack of decent help from the pure Linux geeks who assume we all know what is going on in their heads….no offense geeks, you put out the info, but left out many details.
I also used a super easy piece of software to edit my Linux cron scheduler, it’s called Webmin and probably makes the true Linux gurus squeamish, but it works just dandy.
The only command you need is the one below:
wget http://mywebsite.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1 > /dev/null 2>&1
Note: If you don’t happen to have access to cron on your web host I will suggest you try out a site such as EasyCron.com. Keep in mind the setup/command is still the same with the exception of not needing the ‘wget’ command.
Below you will find the crappy video I made showing how I set things up on this site to grab news feeds every 15 minutes,
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