I would like to automate posting of articles into my blog through rss fields, and then automatically tweet these. However, I seem to be failing at the first hurdle, as when i am setting up the rss feed, if i make any change at all to the frequency i get an error saying preview not available and i cannot import anything. I set this to 0 8 * * * and left it over night last night to see if it would post at 8am this morning, but nothing happened. I have read somewhere that the cron will only run on a page load, but im struggling to find anything which correlates to what i am trying to do?
If i leave the frequency as * * * * * in the rss feed set up and click import then the article is imported. So what i am asking is:
1) How can i set different import frequencies for each feed and automate them to publish
2) Secondly, how can i then post these generate articles out to my channels, again with out having to do anything?
I have seen the cron task with url like /index.php?option=com_autotweet&view=cron&task=run&key=secret and now how to set up a cron task, so this isnt the issue. What is the relationship between the cron task and setting up the frequency on the rss feed?
In a first step, you test the feed manually, with frecuency * * * . In a second step, you define a frequency 0 8 * * * (so, it will be execute at 8:00) and finally you define a cronjob task to execute ever 5 min (/5 * * * *).
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