Use an external cron job

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What is a cron job? #

A cron job can be configured for scheduling tasks to be executed in the future. This is normally used to schedule a task that is executed periodically – for example, to send out a notice every morning.

All plugins of Woosa rely on cron jobs for tasks like updating stock, price and other relevant product content. Woosa uses the WordPress cron logic and Scheduled Actions in WooCommerce to execute those tasks on time. In some cases a hosting provider or third-party plugin can interfere with our cron jobs and block update processes. That’s why we have introduced our external cron job. 

Currently most of our plugins have this option available and we’ll explain here shortly how to setup an External Cron Job on your server:

  1. First step is to enable the Heartbeat option in the plugin settings (usually this option is in the General Settings page):heartbeat option(we blurred out our own URL)
  2. Second step is to contact your hosting provider and ask them to setup the cron job, to ping the Heartbeat URL every 1 minute.

Hope this helps! If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact support.