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If you are working with WordPress cron job, you need to understand it is not a guaranteed timing mechanism. Wp-cron fires based on site activity. If you have a job set to fire every ten minutes, but nobody visits your site for an hour, then the job doesn’t fire for an hour.
As a solution to this, we can either use server cron or resolve the issue using the following methods.
Method 1: Via wp-config.php
If you have a lesser number of visits per day and you are using wp-cron to do some scheduled tasks, you can add below line in your wp-config.php to fire Cron.
This method uses a redirection approach, which makes the user’s browser get a redirect when the cron needs to run so that they come back to the site immediately while cron continues to run in the connection they just dropped.
Method 2: Via cPanel
You can set Cron Job with help of your hosting providers cPanel tool as shown below:
Alternate Options – 3rd Party Cron Job Set Up
If you find WordPress’s Cron is not efficient enough, there are 3rd Party options available that will take care of setting up a Cron job as per your business case. EasyCron is one of the easiest options available.
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