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I've never ran across a case where it would run in admin but not via cron so I don't have a solution for you. You could try changing this line


'include_once 'includes/application_top.php';

to this


get_cwd() . '/include_once 'includes/application_top.php';

If that doesn't work, you could try removing the chdir command and copy the file to the root to see if it will run from there.

If that doesn't work, then this is the sort of problem that needs hands-on troubleshooting to find the cause.

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@Jack_mcs I have eventually found a solution that works, thanks to a post on stackoverflow where someone else could not run a .php file via cron. The solution that works for me is as follows: (probably a very messy solution)

1. I moved the googlefeeder.php file to the root and commented out chdir('../');

2. Created a file called googlefeeder_test.php in the root containing the following code:

echo file_get_contents('https://mysite.co.uk/googlefeeder.php?noftp=1/');

3. Set a cron job with the following code:

php /home/myusername/public_html/googlefeeder_test.php

This runs the googlefeeder.php code as a URL and updates the data-feed file without uploading to google, as google merchant center is set to retrieve this file once per day.

This still has me puzzled though as I have no problem running googlesitemap as a cron but googlefeeder just would not run.

Thank you for the help.

Now running on a fully modded, Mobile Friendly 2.3.4 Store with the Excellent MTS installed - See my profile for the mods installed ..... So much thanks for all the help given along the way by forum members.

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