apply_filters( ‘schedule_event’, object|false $event )

Modify an event before it is scheduled.


An object containing an event’s data, or boolean false to prevent the event from being scheduled.
  • hook string
    Action hook to execute when the event is run.
  • timestamp int
    Unix timestamp (UTC) for when to next run the event.
  • schedule string|false
    How often the event should subsequently recur.
  • args array
    Array containing each separate argument to pass to the hook’s callback function.
  • interval int
    Optional. The interval time in seconds for the schedule. Only present for recurring events.

More Information

  • The hook is applied when a new event is added to the cron schedule. The hook passes through one parameter: the $event being scheduled.
  • In WordPress 3.21, the following recurring events are scheduled by the core: wp_version_check, wp_update_plugins, wp_update_themes, wp_schedule_delete, and (for the main site of multisite installs only) wp_update_network_counts.
  • In WordPress 3.21, the following single events are scheduled on demand by the core: publish_future_post, do_pings, importer_scheduled_cleanup.


$event = apply_filters( 'schedule_event', $event );



User Contributed Notes

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    Example migrated from Codex:

    Eliminates all checks for plugins

    add_filter( 'schedule_event', 'filter_cron_events', '10', 1);
    function filter_cron_events($event) {
        switch ($event->hook) {
            case 'wp_version_check':
            case 'wp_update_plugins':
            case 'wp_update_themes':
            case 'wp_update_themes':
                $event = false;
        return $event;

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