Now that I’ve created a way to compile a list of how many comments I get from various countrys I wanted to run it automatically.
When I mentioned this to the head IT guy in Tees Valley Arts he suggested I use a “cron job”.
This can be done by first adding a hook for the cron job to run.
/** * Adds the "cron_hook" action hook. * This is then called by a cron job. */ add_action( 'cron_hook', 'location_list_shortcode' );
Then I decided to be lazy and simply use the plugin “Advanced Cron Manager”.
Once installed it can be found under “Tools”.
There sou simply add a new event.
Then you input your hook and when it should run.
Now my list of countries I get comments from is updated daily without any input from myself!