Support » Plugin: WP Crontrol » How do you run Curl in this plugin?

  • I am trying to run a curl function that will just load a specific page once per day. I am using the PHP Cron Event.

    Here is my code:

    // create a new cURL resource
    $ch = curl_init();
    
    // set URL and other appropriate options
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "http://www.website.com/page/");
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
    
    // grab URL and pass it to the browser
    curl_exec($ch);
    
    // close cURL resource, and free up system resources
    curl_close($ch);
    
    ?>

    I have tried running this every 5 minutes…long story short it’s supposed to hit this page that will then run some scripts that will move some posts into specific categories…If I run the page myself manually everything works…but using this plugin nothing seems to happen.

    I have been using a host that uses cpanel and have been able to use real cron jobs to do this before…but my company is considering moving to another host that does not support cpanel / real cron jobs so I need to find a solution…which is why I am looking at this plugin. Please assist! Thank You!

    • This topic was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  jcherlin.
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  • Maybe you can use a webcron service called easycron.com to trigger the script to run, it very easy to set up and supports multiple configurations.

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