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Opened 2 years ago

#43801 new defect (bug)

Need better documentation to show importance of checking for args while using wp_schedule_event and wp_next_scheduled

Reported by: digamberpradhan Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


While the user notes https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/wp_next_scheduled/#user-contributed-notes do relay the importance. I believe it is important that the documentation also be more clear about the issue.

When coded incorrectly something like

function schedule_my_event(){
if ( ! wp_next_scheduled( 'myevent' ) ) { // This will always be false
    wp_schedule_event( time(), 'daily', 'myevent', array( false ) );


It's potentially disastrous for a site. The cron value in the options would keep on increasing until the database could no longer withstand it.

So keeping that in mind I feel the documentation for both wp_next_scheduled and wp_schedule_event should highlight this point more.

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