WP_Site_Health::has_late_cron()publicWP 5.3.0

Checks if any scheduled tasks are late.

Returns a boolean value of true if a scheduled task is late and ends processing.

If the list of crons is an instance of WP_Error, returns the instance instead of a boolean value.

Method of the class: WP_Site_Health{}

No Hooks.


true|false|WP_Error. True if a cron is late, false if not. WP_Error if the cron is set to that.


$WP_Site_Health = new WP_Site_Health();


Since 5.3.0 Introduced.

WP_Site_Health::has_late_cron() code WP 6.1.1

public function has_late_cron() {
	if ( is_wp_error( $this->crons ) ) {
		return $this->crons;

	foreach ( $this->crons as $id => $cron ) {
		$cron_offset = $cron->time - time();
		if (
			$cron_offset >= $this->timeout_missed_cron &&
			$cron_offset < $this->timeout_late_cron
		) {
			$this->last_late_cron = $cron->hook;
			return true;

	return false;