4. Cron Setup for KadenceWP Forms, AWS-SMTP, and GroundHogg’s CRM

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Kadence Form plugin, WooCommerce, WordPress password feature, and GroundHogg rely heavily on cron functioning correctly for background processing, which allows long-running tasks to complete without having any negative impact on your users.

You’ll need to configure the cron yourself to get the best performance for Sending emails with Groundhogg, Kadence Form plugin, and any other plugin on our platform that sends transactional emails. This doc will walk you through the process.

Out of the box WordPress checks for cron jobs on every single page load by firing a request off to wp-cron.php, which is very inaccurate – we disable this by default. Please follow this guide to setup CRON jobs on your website.

Cron Services

There are various cron services available and most offer a free plan, however, the free plans usually limit the frequency in which cron jobs can be scheduled.

Sign up for an account at your chosen provider and proceed to create your first cron job.

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Enter the URL to your site’s cron file. The free plan at www.easycron.com limits cron jobs to 10 minute intervals.

CRON Jobs Needed For WordPress, KadenceWP Forms, and Groundhogg CRM

NOTE: In order to send automated transactional emails on our platform please add CRON jobs for the following URL’s

  • http://yourdomain.com/aws-cron.php
  • http://yourdomain.com/gh-cron.php
  • http://yourdomain.com/wp-cron.php
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Cron will now fire every 10 minutes (we recommend setting your CRON to 1 minute), regardless of whether or not any visits are received.

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