I received notification of the news item I posted so it appears that the notifications are working. I also posted a new video about an hour ago and am waiting to see if there is a notification about that. I will post that result when I get it unless it comes during the early morning hours. It is 5:15 PM here in California as I post this.
The notification about the new video uploaded has come through, so it looks like everything is working the way it is supposed to. Thanks again for your help.
I will do nothing further unless you revert.
It's hard to say, but one guess is that the 4 days is the time when the site have first been accessed after sending was due.
In order to send the mails, it is checked when the site is accessed whether mail are due to be sent. The reason is, that you need some php code to run, to allow the code to send mails.
This way of sending mails is the default setting in autonews. However, I have also built in the option to use cron. cron is a server feature, allowing code to be executed at sepcific times. Few web-hotels provides this feature. However, even if your web-host does not support cron, you may use it by subscribing to an external cron service. cron.de is providing it for free (or used to at least). Unfortunately it is in german.
But first, I suggest you verify that this is a likely reason.
To make sure I understand, if no one is visiting the website, there will be no notification being sent out? If the admin is set to send out notification within 4 hours of the change, would that not count as visiting the site? Is there a specific number of times that the website has to be visited?
In response to your question, it is quite possible that the 3 days is the time in between someone checking into the site.
Mails are ONLY sent when a page is being visited. Depending on your settings mails may be split in several packages, each requiring a visit.
This can be circumvened by using a cron server, as outlined in #25
I've looked at my webhost and I can set up a cron job, but I need a file name to put into the cron admin that will run at the appropriate time. Which of the files would I enter?
Follow the instruction in autonews_cronjob.php
Thanks again for your quick response. I will follow your directions and see what happens. BTW, where can I download the newest version of autonews...I could not find it in the Downloads section.
You got the newest version, I think. I am not sure where to download it. I uploaded it to php-fusion.co.uk once, and I have not deleted it.
I have looked for it on many sites with no success. Perhaps not many users were looking for it. Is it possible for you to re-zip it so that I can upload it to another site that I have started?