Setting Up CRON on UNIX Servers

In this tutorial, we will focus on Setting Up CRON on UNIX Servers through SSH in order to automate WP Video Robot tasks.

Check out how to configure WP Video Robot automation on cPanel or on a Third Party Service (such as crondash).

00. First of all, we need to toggle ON “AUTORUN Mode” and “Real Cron Service” options under WP Video Robot Options.

Once this done, you need to copy the “crontab line to add” data.
(For our example it is */10 * * * * wget -q -O /dev/null http://b.tubr.me/wp-content/plugins/wpvr/wpvr.cron.php?token=4a8c1c3ae1f9de828630fc618538929b )

01. Now connect to your server through SSH with (Putty under windows or Terminal under Mac).
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02. Paste this line to your terminal : env EDITOR=nano crontab -e
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03. the crontab file will then open
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04. Paste the “crontab line to add” data by right clicking on the screen.

05. Push Ctrl+X under Windows and Cmd+X for Mac to Exit.

06. You will be asked to save modifications. Enter Y and hit Enter.
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07. Your new cron jobs are now installed.
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08. That’s it, you’re done !

If you want to check if the automation of WP Video Robot is working properly, visit the plugin Activity Logs or the Automation Dashboard.
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If you have any issue getting this works, feel free to visit our support forums.

Cheers !