I have a plugin which doesn't actually integrate with the website. It's purpose is to grab a column of the channel entries table and manipulate it every 24 hours. The plugin will only run each time a cookie expires (24 hours).
Is there a way to have this plugin run without affecting the page load. Currently, by calling the plugin in the template, the page doesn't load until the plugin has completely run.
Am I right to think that I would really need to be write a external PHP script and use CRON to run this every 24 hours?
Or is there a way to do it within the EE environment. I was hoping to use the built in codeigniter library that's built into EE.