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Hit An External Cron


Some hosts suck. They don’t include basic things like cron that plenty of scripts need. Luckily for us, we can mimic wget with this plugin. It’s about as simple as plugins get, but should make your life a bit easier.


  1. Upload wordpress-hit-an-external-cron.php to the plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the URL of the page you want to hit daily to the Settings > External Cron Settings screen
  4. Drink a glass of scotch and be happy that your bad host is no longer an issue


What kind of scotch should I drink in step 4

There is no perfect answer to this. As an everyday scotch, I think you can do much worse then the Highland Park 12.


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Change log


  • The initial version.
  • NEW FEATURE: A Readme file
  • NEw FEATURE: Hitting an external cron