Define a schedule to automatically build a site.
There are two types of scheduled builds:
Manually configured builds or Manual builds are configured in the CloudCannon UI. They are useful for regular period builds or one off future builds.
To configure a manual build:
Repeat Intervals work from the original date selected. If you select a daily interval and your original time was 2pm, all future builds will run at 2pm.
To remove a build:
Automatic builds are configured by creating a
_schedule.txt file in your site. After building your site, CloudCannon will read your
_schedule.txt file and automatically configure a build at the specified time. This is useful for future posts.
_schedule.txt is a comma separated list of values. It contains three values:
These values are used to schedule a build and generate the management UI.
For convenience, it’s likely you’ll want to generate
For Jekyll sites we recommend using our plugin, jekyll-cloudcannon-schedule to generate
_schedule.txt. This will parse all posts set for the future and generate a build on that date.
If automatic builds are not working, try setting
–-future in Site Settings / Configuration.
Add the following to your Gemfile and _config.yml:
For Jekyll versions before 3.5.0, use
gems instead of
There’s not currently a recommended method to generate this file for Hugo.
There’s not currently a recommended method to generate this file for Eleventy.
_schedule.txt is correctly set up, your site will be built automatically at the specified times.
To view all available automatic builds: