I'm probably joining this query late in the game, I've spent the afternoon reading thread upon thread trying to get to the bottom of why scheduled posts won't work.
I subsequently found out that my host blocks fsockopen to port 80 for security and won't unblock it for individual sites. they do allow me to put in a command to run my own cron scripts but I have no idea what i should be putting in there.
Can anyone help me out? Is there a workaround to get call wp-cron.php using my hosts scheduler or some other way to get pingbacks and scheduled posts to work.
many thanks in advance.