function wp_next_scheduled( $hook, $args = array() {}

Retrieve the next timestamp for a cron event.


  • string $hook: Action hook to execute when cron is run.
  • array $args: Optional. Arguments to pass to the hook’s callback function.

Return values

returns:The UNIX timestamp of the next time the scheduled event will occur.

Source code

function wp_next_scheduled( $hook, $args = array() ) {

	$crons = _get_cron_array();

	$key = md5(serialize($args));

	if ( empty($crons) )

		return false;

	foreach ( $crons as $timestamp => $cron ) {

		if ( isset( $cron[$hook][$key] ) )

			return $timestamp;


	return false;




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