Automated Offers Plugin Setup

Installing the Plugin

Firstly you will need to install the plugin. It will come as a zipped file when you purchase the theme.

Head over to Plugins>Add New in your WordPress Dashboard.

Click on Upload Plugin.

Select Choose File and then select the zipped file for the plugin.

Then press Install Now.

The plugin will then be installed. Click on Activate Now to activate the plugin.

You will then see the plugin on the plugins page and an Automated Offers section on your WordPress Dashboard.

WP-Cron vs. Server Cron

The Automated Offer Plugin relies on a function called WP-Cron to send out your emails, and this function only runs when any webpage on your site is loaded. So, if there are no visits to your website at all, then the scheduled offers will not be sent. Generally, this method of sending automated offers emails is reliable.

However, if you are not very confident about the traffic frequency and volume of your website, then you can set a true cron via cPanel or any other control panel that your host provides. Cron via your host does not rely on any traffic to your site or any pages to be requested and will essentially send out your automated offers regularly on its own.

Here are some more common hosts and their instructions on how to set up Cron job.
WP Engine (Or simply call WP Engine support at 1 877-973-6446)
Bluehost
GoDaddy

If you are unsure of how to set up Server Cron with your hosting, please speak with your host provider. REI Conversion is not responsible for setting up Cron job with your host as every host has a different structure.

We recommend using WP Engine as your host to easily set up Cronjob. To learn more or sign up for WP Engine hosting, go here.

If you are under our REI Managed plan, Automated Offers will not need to rely on website page requests or traffic to send out offers. Your offers will be sent out automatically as scheduled.

If you are under our REI Managed plan, Automated Offers will not need to rely on website page requests or traffic to send out offers. Your offers will be sent out automatically as scheduled.

NOTE: If your REI Landleads website is below version 2.0.0. Please go here to watch how to update your theme.