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If you want to use the Synchronize to WordPress/AD feature you need to set up a cron job. On Windows operating systems you have to use the Windows Task Scheduler to accomplish this.

Add the scheduled task

  • On you Windows server log on with a privileged account, e.g. Administrator
  • Go to Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Task Scheduler
  • In the right panel click on Create Basic Task
Windows Task Scheduler
  • Enter a name like "Sync to WordPress* and click Next
  • On the next page define the scheduled dates when the task should run. Every night should be often enough.
  • On the Action page select Start a program

Using PowerShell

  • PowerShell is available on Windows 7 and later, as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 and later
  • The Program/script input field should contain powershell
    • The input field Add arguments (optional) must be populated with the following command
    • Some parameters must be adjusted e.g. ###SERVERURL### (must point to the WordPress instance), ###TOKEN### (must contain your auth code)
	-Command "Invoke-WebRequest -Uri ###SERVERURL###/wp-admin/admin.php -Method POST -Body @{'next_ad_int-task'='sync-to-wordpress';'auth-code'='###TOKEN###'}"
Create basic PowerShell task in Windows Task Scheduler
  • Click Next and Finish

The added task will automatically run on the next scheduled date.

Using wget

  • Download the wget setup package from http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/wget.htm or use this link link to sourceforge. Please note that the ZIP file does not include the required libraries.
  • Let the setup programm install wget into e.g. c:/wget
  • The Program/script input field must point to the previously installed wget.exe (c:/wget/bin/wget.exe)
    • The input field Add arguments (optional) must be populated with the wget parameters provided in NADI on the Sync to WordPress respective Sync to AD page, like
--post-data "next_ad_int-task=sync-to-ad&auth-code=MFuyIpDJEEOUhw8cLsB0" http://localhost/wp-admin/admin.php
Create basic wget task in Windows Task Scheduler
  • Click Next and Finish

The added task will automatically run on the next scheduled date.

The synchronization task is running