What to do if the gh-cron is not verifying?
If you are unable to verify the Groundhogg cron job
gh-cron.php then you will have to rely on the WordPress cron
wp-cron.php. This is not a big deal but will result in a slight performance hit on larger sites.
Failure to verify the Groundhogg cron generally stems from a caching or CDN-related issue, or your server/hosting is preventing requests from the cron service you have deployed.
Things you can try to fix the verification issue:
- Exclude the
gh-cron.phpfile from any caching or CDN rules
- Make sure the IP addresses of any external cron services in use are whitelisted
- For cron-job.org they are 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, and 188.8.131.52
- Disabling any CDN/Caching services temporarily to see if the cron-job becomes verified
- Use a server-based cron-job instead and run the
If none of the above works then you must rely on the built-in WordPress cron service.
- Go to Groundhogg > Tools > Cron Setup
- Start the setup process
- Uninstall the
- Groundhogg will automatically start using the built-in WordPress cron service
If your host provides an internal cron service set up a server cron for your WordPress site for every 1 minute.