wp_doing_cron()WP 4.8.0

Determines whether the current request is a WordPress cron request.

1 time — 0.000021 sec (very fast) | 50000 times — 0.12 sec (very fast) | PHP 7.1.2, WP 4.8
Hooks from the function

Return

true|false. True if it's a WordPress cron request, false otherwise.

Usage

wp_doing_cron();

Examples

0

#1 Do anything when a cron request is in progress only.

For example, let's remove my_schedule_hook event from the schedule cron, when the next cron request is triggered.

add_action( 'shutdown', function(){

	if( wp_doing_cron() ){

		// delete cron task
		$timestamp = wp_next_scheduled( 'my_schedule_hook' );

		wp_unschedule_event( $timestamp, 'my_schedule_hook' );
	}
} );

Changelog

Since 4.8.0 Introduced.

wp_doing_cron() code WP 6.5.2

function wp_doing_cron() {
	/**
	 * Filters whether the current request is a WordPress cron request.
	 *
	 * @since 4.8.0
	 *
	 * @param bool $wp_doing_cron Whether the current request is a WordPress cron request.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'wp_doing_cron', defined( 'DOING_CRON' ) && DOING_CRON );
}