If you want to use the Synchronize to WordPress/AD feature you need to set up a cron job. You can do this by using the WordPress plugin WP Crontrol.

Get WP Crontrol

  • Download WP Control from https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-crontrol/. Alternatively you can install the plug-in in the WordPress UI through Plugins > Add new.
  • After installing WP Crontrol, activate the plug-in.

Add the PHP Cron Event

  1. In WordPress, click on Tools > Cron Events and select Add PHP Cron Event in the upper-right tab:
Add a new WordPress cronjob with WP Control

  1. Inside the PHP Code area, paste the following code:

    $postData = http_build_query(
    		'next_ad_int-task' => 'sync-to-wordpress', // if you want to add a cronjob for Sync to AD as well just change 'wordpress' to 'ad'
    		'auth-code' => '$YOUR_AUTHCODE' // get the authentication code from Sync to WordPress/AD
    $opts = array('http' =>
    		'method' => 'POST',
    		'content' => $postData
    $context = stream_context_create($opts);
    $result = file_get_contents('$YOUR_WORDPRESS_URL/wp-admin/admin.php', false, $context); // replace $YOUR_WORDPRESS_URL with the URL of your WordPress instance.
  2. Replace $YOUR_AUTHCODE with the authentication code of Sync to WordPress/AD and $YOUR_WORDPRESS_URL with the URL of your WordPress instance.

Make sure that the URL is accessible from the webserver.
  1. Configure Next Run and Recurrence settings. Depending upon the size of your Active Directory, the recurrence should not happen to often.

  2. Click Add PHP Cron Event.

The added task will automatically run on the next scheduled date.