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wp_next_scheduled() WP 1.0

Retrieve the next timestamp for an event.

Is the basis for: wp_schedule_single_event()
✈ 1 time = 0.001667s = very slow | 50000 times = 3.12s = fast | PHP 7.2.5, WP 4.9.8

No Hooks.


Int/false. The Unix timestamp of the next time the event will occur. False if the event doesn't exist.


wp_next_scheduled( $hook, $args );
$hook(string) (required)
Action hook of the event.
Array containing each separate argument to pass to the hook's callback function. Although not passed to a callback, these arguments are used to uniquely identify the event, so they should be the same as those used when originally scheduling the event.
Default: array()


Since 2.1.0 Introduced.

Code of wp next scheduled: wp-includes/cron.php WP 5.4.2

function wp_next_scheduled( $hook, $args = array() ) {
	$next_event = wp_get_scheduled_event( $hook, $args );
	if ( ! $next_event ) {
		return false;

	return $next_event->timestamp;

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