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Configure the Poormanscron module

April 29, 2010 by Steve

There are a lot of housekeeping tasks that Drupal does in the background to keep the site running nicely. Modules can hook into a cron system so that things get run regularly. But running the cron job requires the proper level of access at your webhost. Poormanscron lets you trigger the cron job from people using your website; the next page load after the timer runs out triggers the cron job in the background.

There is only one setting for this module, and it is hiding on the Site Configuration > Site Information page. Scroll down to the bottom, where you now have a setting to "Automatically run cron". I have mine set for 1 hour. (Mostly because it is the cron hook for the Twitter module that goes out and checks for recent tweets. If I wasn't doing that, I'd set them farther apart.) Save any changes.

There are no permissions to set for Poormanscron.


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