Wordpress real cron

wordpress

#1

tried to setup a wp real cron but the scheduled posts are missing schedule all the times.

the cron code I used was:

*/5 * * * * /usr/local/php56/bin/php /home/fracho2/flyagain.la/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron >/dev/null 2>&1

but it is not working at all.

Please help.

Thanks


#2

Are you editing the cron file manually, as opposed to letting the dreamhost panel maintain the entry? That’s fine if you are, just being clear. When you type crontab -l at the shell prompt are you seeing your entry?

If that’s working the next thing I would do is drop the redirection on the end of the command for troubleshooting purposes… I.e remove “>/dev/null 2>&1” from the end. When you do this make sure you have a valid email listed in the MAILTO line at the top of the file. With the redirection removed you should get an email from cron every 5 minutes. Let us know if you need help interpreting that.

FYI - the best email address to use is one hosted at dreamhost, to make certain these emails arrive. They may or may not to another type of address (why is a whole topic by itself).


#3

Remove “?doing_wp_cron” from the path. That’s not actually part of the filename, and having it there will prevent PHP from finding the correct file.


#4

Thanks guy. It seemed have work now.