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How to Make Sure MyCurator Runs on Time

We are all too familiar with the “Missed Schedule” status, aren’t we? I am sure it is very frustrating to see that all your scheduled posts went MIA. WordPress comes with its own cron job that allows you to […]

One of the best features of MyCurator is that it runs in the background, discovering content and pushing it to your training page throughout the day.  To do this, MyCurator uses a core part of WordPress called WP-Cron which wakes up when traffic comes to your site and looks for things to do such as run MyCurator, take out the Trash and implement scheduled posts.

The problem comes when you don’t have enough traffic on a regular basis to trigger WP-Cron.  This is especially true if you are just starting out, or are trying out MyCurator on a test site.  Without consistent traffic, the WordPress Cron will not wake up and check for things to do, so your Every 3 Hours schedule of running MyCurator won’t happen.  In fact it will tend to run when you go to the site and check it out.

You can fix this by setting up a Cron job on your Server.  This will run exactly when you want it, because the server is always ‘live’ and checking for things to do.  The link below points to a blog article that provides a step by step process of setting up a Server Cron using Cpanel, the interface for most hosting sites.  If you don’t have a Cpanel, send us a Contact Us and we’ll help you set it up using native server tools.

How to use Cpanel to add a Server Cron at https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/wordpress/real-cron-job/