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Calling wp-cron.php using a real cron job - wget or curl?

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Hi everyone.

 

Recently, my wp-cron.php mysteriously stopped working, and after a bit of digging I found this was the cause of all the "Missed Schedule" errors I was getting for scheduled posts in WordPress.

 

I found how to set up a manual cron in CPanel using wget to call wp-cron.php every X minutes, although I've also seen a method that uses curl. Is one better for use with HawkHost than the other, or doesn't it matter?

 

Cheers!

 

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Hi everyone.

 

Recently, my wp-cron.php mysteriously stopped working, and after a bit of digging I found this was the cause of all the "Missed Schedule" errors I was getting for scheduled posts in WordPress.

 

I found how to set up a manual cron in CPanel using wget to call wp-cron.php every X minutes, although I've also seen a method that uses curl. Is one better for use with HawkHost than the other, or doesn't it matter?

 

Cheers!

 

You can use either they achieve the same thing. One thing to note is make sure you pipe the stuff to /dev/null otherwise every time your cron runs it'll download the file to your /home directory.

 

 

wget http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-cron.php -O /dev/null

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