WP Cron Job Configuration for High Performance Websites - IdeasMen

WP Cron Job Configuration for High Performance Websites

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Having a High Performance Website can lead to improved Search Engine Rankings. In this lesson we run through how effective WordPress Cron Job configuration can improve initial load of websites.

We have run into issue’s where WordPress PHP files and cron jobs cause a slow initial load of the website. The recommended solution is to create a manual Cron Job that runs the WordPress PHP files and cron jobs at a regular interval instead of a visitors first page load.

This is part of the “How to set up a Blog” professional series and includes best practices and processes that we follow for building out the IdeasMen – Content Constellation system which allows niche markets such as Financial Broker Networks, Accounting Groups and Medical Practices to dominate SERP’s (Search Engine Ranking Positions) within their local & geographic regions.

Disable WP Cron Job


To do this, you will need to add the following line to the wp-config.php file. (Before the “That’s all, stop editing” line)

define(‘DISABLE_WP_CRON’, true);

Configure WP Cron Job – Overview


Log into cPanel and create a manual cron job for this.

1. Login to your cPanel ->http://www.firsthomebuyers.co/cpanel
2. Click on “Cron Jobs”
3. Add the following Cron Job to run every 10 mins

wget -q -O –http://www.yoursite.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron >/dev/null 2>&1

wget -q -O –http://www.firsthomebuyers.co/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron >/dev/null 2>&1

Select Cron Jobs


Configure WP_CRON


wget -q -O – http://www.firsthomebuyers.co/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron >/dev/null 2>&1

Current Cron Jobs


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