I’m trying to get cron going using wp-cli

WordPress: 6.0.3 civiCRM: 5.52.0 PHP: 7.4.32

I think I found the path to wp-cli.

$ wp —info yields: WP_CLI phar path: /home/customer/www/mywebsite.org/public_html/wp-content/plugins/civicrm

But executing wp throws a syntax error at the path:

$ wp --user=MyName --url=https://mywebsite.org —-path=home/customer/www/mywebsite.org/public_html/wp-content/plugins/civicrm api job.execute auth=0

Error: '—-path=home/customer/www/mywebsite.org/public_html/wp-content/plugins/civicrm' is not a registered wp command. See 'wp help' for available commands.

What am I doing wrong?

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Seems a bit strange to me that you've got WP-CLI installed in the CiviCRM plugin directory. I'd suggest moving it somewhere outside your public_html directory.

When you've done that and got it working, try this for cron:

wp --user=MyName --url=https://mywebsite.org --path=/home/customer/www/mywebsite.org/public_html civicrm api job.execute auth=0

The --path is the path to the WordPress directory rather than the path to the CiviCRM plugin directory. Plus I think you have something other than --path there.

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