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Postby zipzit » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:44 pm

Spent a long time getting this to work, thought I'd share with others. I have a simple web site with a calendar display. The calendar info is stored on calendar.yahoo.com I'm using Joomla! 3.0.2 Stable, with JEvents 3.0.4

I was able to import the calendar stuff into jEvents. I have no ideas how often the yahoo site is updated, but it could happen at anytime. As such I want a cronjob to run to keep my site up to date and accurate. The cron run I really want to make is this:
http://my_web_site_url.com/index.php?option=com_jevents&icsid=4&task=icals.reload


But, the website is hosted on Godaddy. The problem is Godaddy's cron jobs won't support GET requests. (ref: http://support.godaddy.com/groups/web-hosting/forum/topic/404-not-found-error-using-cron-job/?pc_split_value=1 )

Cron execute command is:
/web/cgi-bin/php5_3 "$HOME/html/jEvents_cronjob.php"


where my file jEvents_cronjob.php is defined as:
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<?php
$_REQUEST['option'] = ‘com_jevents’;
$_REQUEST['icsid'] = ‘4’;
$_REQUEST['task'] = 'icals.reload';
include("index.php");
?>


You will get some php5.ini deprecated errors from godaddy, but they've got to fix that stuff. They say they are working on a fix. Who knows.

And yes, I'm aware of the service offered at http://www.setcronjob.com (ref: http://www.jevents.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=3689 )

Two concerns with setcronjob: 1) its free today, but will it be free tomorrow? 2) I like having all my stuff in one location. It may be poorly organized, but at least it's all in one place.

And if you are interested, the web site I'm working on is http://www.ss2racing.com/index.php

--zip
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Postby Tonyp » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:23 pm

Thanks Zip some good work :).

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