If the RSS Feed automation WordPress plugin is not working, or you are not using WordPress editor to publish posts, then you can automate RSS to Email using cron jobs in cPanel.

Cron jobs setup in cPanel

You can add a cron that executes your feed automation script every 24 hours using the procedure below;

Step 1: Log in to your cPanel account.

Step 2: Scroll down to the “Advanced” section. You should find an icon labeled “Cron Jobs.” Click on it to access the cron job configuration interface.

Step 3: In the “Add New Cron Job” section, you will see various fields and options. Below is how to set it up:

Setup Cron Jobs in cPanel for automation

Step 4: In Common Settings: Choose “Once Per Day” or “Custom.”

The rest of the fields will be automatically filled after selecting common settings.

Cron Job URL

The easiest way of getting the Cron Jobs URL is to log in to Jolt software, once logged in, click on the “Others” menu on the sidebar. Copy the Cron Job URL and paste it in the command field, then “Add New Cron Job”. If that does not work, use the procedure below to get the Cron JobsURL.

Step 5: Copy only the first part of the general command field (the xxx part shown in the image below). Add it to the command field. Proceed to the next step without closing the cron job settings page.

cron jobs url

Step 6: Go to the Jolt script folder, edit the feedautomation.php file, and then copy the full URL in the editor as shown in the image below.

RSS Feedautomation URL

Step 7: Go back to the cron jobs tab you opened (in step 5). Paste the URL you copied in (step 6) after the URL you added earlier in the command field. Remember to leave a space between the two URLs, as shown in the image below.

cron job settings in cpanel

Step 8: Click the “Add New Cron Job” button to save your cron job configuration.

The cron job will now execute your feed automation script every day to check whether you have published any new posts. Make sure that the script is executable and has the necessary permissions for the webserver to run it.

Please note that the exact steps may vary slightly depending on the cPanel version and the web hosting provider you’re using.