Check if any scheduled tasks are late.

Description Description

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.

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Return Return

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

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Source Source

File: wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-health.php

	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;

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
5.3.0 Introduced.

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