Question:

I installed Joomla Broadcast on my server, and I want to set up a cron job to trigger Joomla Broadcast's cron job script. What should I do to set up the cron job?

Answer:

Our webcron service is best for triggering Joomla Broadcast's cron job script. Just follow below simple steps to configure cron job for your Joomla Broadcast:

  1. Open your cron job dashboard, add 3 cron jobs one by one. Firstly, click on " Cron Job" button.
  2. Copy cron job URL at:

    Copy cron job URL
  3. In field "URL to call", paste the URL you copied for each cron job.
    Cron URL for fetching status updates
    ​​http://www.example.com/index.php?​​option=com_broadcast&controller=bro​​adcast&task=get_status&tmpl=component&pkey=1234​​​
    (set cron job to run every 5 minutes)
    ​​Cron URL to broadcast status
    ​​http://www.example.com/index.php?​​​optio​​​​​​​​​​​​n=com_broadcast&controller=bro​​adcast&task=set_status&tmpl=component&p​​key=1234​​​​​​​
    (set cron job to run every 5 minutes)
    ​​Cron URL for getting RSS feed
    http://www.example.com/index.php?​​​option=com_broadcast&task=getrssdata&controller=rss&tmpl=component&pkey=1234​​​
    (set cron job to run every 5 minutes)
    (replace www.example.com with your install location and replace pkey with your key).Checkout below screenshot:

    Set up cron job for Joomla Broadcast
  4. If necessary, finish the other optional settings.
  5. Click "Create Cron Job" button. You're done! WorkCron will trigger your Joomla Broadcast's cron job script dutifully according to your time setting.
  6. If you haven't registered your WorkCron account yet, click on the "add a password" link on the top to add an email and password to your account.