Disable WP Cron and use an external cron service for your MainWP Dashboard

Easy Cron for MainWP

The first step to use an external cron service like EasyCron to run MainWP crons, is this constant needs to be set in the MainWP Dashboard wp-config.php file. MainWP has a post which will help with this setting.

define( 'DISABLE_WP_CRON', true );

For more information about WP Cron, see here.

EasyCron is a task scheduler which provides services of calling specified URLs at a specified time or by a time interval. It eliminates the dependence on traditional Cron service and related knowledge to set up scheduled tasks. EasyCron offers free plans.

  1. After you have signed up for a free plan, log in to EasyCron
  2. Create your first cron job Create a New Cronjob
  3. Set the cron job preferencesNew Cron Job

4. Cron jobs setup in EasyCron that are ready to be run.

Example EasyCron jobs.

EasyCron lists a number of example cron jobs that can be run for MainWP from its service.

With WP Cron disabled on your MainWP Dashboard site, all of the cron jobs you have set up in EasyCron will be active.

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