In this tutorial, we will focus on setting up CRON on free or paid third party services, in order to get WP Video Robot to run automatically.
If you do not want to configure anything, we have created a start/stop solution called WPVR Autopilot that automatically configures the automation of WP Video Robot.
Please keep in mind, that for independence and performance concerns, it is always recommended to use your own cron job service.
That tutorial is for website owners that don’t have access to cron jobs on their hosting service. We’ll show how to configure distant cron calls to make WP Video Robot automation works.
You can find several free or paid cron services on the internet. That being said, we recommend using cron-job.org and this tutorial is covering the set up on cron-job.org.
To get it works just follow these easy step:
2. Copy the CRON URL of your WordPress installation. In the screnshot example, that CRON UR would be :
3. Visit the cron-job.org website and create an account by clicking the Sign up button on navigation menu.
4. Fill the registration form and click Create a free account. You’ll be redirected then to your dashboard.
IMPORTANT : Even if you receive some email notifications saying that the run failed, the plugin works properly still.
Happy Video Importing!
The Team at WP Video Robot