CRON for Zen Cart

CRON provides a framework for the creation and scheduling of automated tasks.


  • Creates an external URL for performing a reset (visited by an external CRON job to trigger execution)
  • Utilizes a security token in the URL to validate each visit as authorized
  • Provides two notifier hooks for observers
  • Includes a base class for creating scheduled tasks
  • Allows scheduling tasks to run at a desired frequency
    • Monthly: Runs once per month
    • Bimonthly: Runs twice per month
    • Weekly: Runs once per week
    • Daily: Runs once per day
    • Every: Runs every time

What are the Requirements?

  • Working installation of Zen Cart 1.5 or higher
  • The Non Blocking Lock plugin for Zen Cart installed
  • Secure FTP access to the Zen Cart installation (while you can use plain FTP it is not recommended)
  • An account with "superuser" access Zen Cart's administrative interface
  • Access to an account which can run a CRON job (with access to wget, lynx, cURL, etc)
  • Read and agree to the License

Where Can I Download?

Stable versions of this module are available on the Zen Cart website in the plugins section. Please do not use versions of this plugin distributed from other sources, as these may contain unstable changes introduced by others.

How Can I Contribute?

This module will only get better with the help of active contributors. If you use this module please consider actively contributing. Here are some ways:

  • Helping answer questions in the Zen Cart forums regarding this module
  • Provide insight and ideas for new features, user interfaces, and other improvements
  • Consider joining the beta team and helping test new versions before they are available to the general public
  • Join the team of developers and contribute new features, fixes, and code directly
  • Make a small donation to help cover hosting, development, and other costs
Last modified 5 years ago Last modified on Nov 16, 2014, 11:24:24 PM