Trigger Import via Cron

Triggering an import via Cron still uses Craft's Queue system, so it won't effect the performance of your site.

Once your feed is configured properly, you can trigger the feed processing directly using a special URL. Find this URL by copying the Direct Feed Link from the Feed Overview screen. You'll receive a URL similar to:



  • direct (required) - Must be set to 1 or true. Tells Feed Me this is a externally-triggered queue job.
  • feedId (required) - The ID of the feed you wish to process.
  • passkey (required) - A unique, generated identifier for this feed. Ensures not just anyone can trigger the import.
  • url (optional) - If your feed URL changes, you can specify it here. Ensure the structure of the feed matches your field mappings.


To setup this feed to run via cron, use one of the following commands - replacing the URL with the one for your feed. Which command you use will depend on your server capabilities, but wget is the most common.

/usr/bin/wget -O - -q -t 1 "http://your.domain/actions/feed-me/feeds/run-task?direct=1&feedId=1&passkey=FwafY5kg3c"

curl --silent --compressed "http://your.domain/actions/feed-me/feeds/run-task?direct=1&feedId=1&passkey=FwafY5kg3c"

/usr/bin/lynx -source "http://your.domain/actions/feed-me/feeds/run-task?direct=1&feedId=1&passkey=FwafY5kg3c

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