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Sends the recovery mode email if the rate limit has not been sent.

Syntax Syntax

WP_Recovery_Mode_Email_Service::maybe_send_recovery_mode_email( int $rate_limit, array $error, array $extension )

Parameters Parameters


(Required) Number of seconds before another email can be sent.


(Required) Error details from error_get_last()


(Required) The extension that caused the error. { @type string $slug The extension slug. The plugin or theme's directory. @type string $type The extension type. Either 'plugin' or 'theme'. }

Return Return

(true|WP_Error) True if email sent, WP_Error otherwise.

Source Source

File: wp-includes/class-wp-recovery-mode-email-service.php

	 * @return true|WP_Error True if email sent, WP_Error otherwise.
	public function maybe_send_recovery_mode_email( $rate_limit, $error, $extension ) {

		$last_sent = get_option( self::RATE_LIMIT_OPTION );

		if ( ! $last_sent || time() > $last_sent + $rate_limit ) {
			if ( ! update_option( self::RATE_LIMIT_OPTION, time() ) ) {
				return new WP_Error( 'storage_error', __( 'Could not update the email last sent time.' ) );

			$sent = $this->send_recovery_mode_email( $rate_limit, $error, $extension );

			if ( $sent ) {
				return true;

			return new WP_Error(
					/* translators: %s: mail() */
					__( 'The email could not be sent. Possible reason: your host may have disabled the %s function.' ),

		$err_message = sprintf(
			/* translators: 1. Last sent as a human time diff, 2. Wait time as a human time diff. */
			__( 'A recovery link was already sent %1$s ago. Please wait another %2$s before requesting a new email.' ),
			human_time_diff( $last_sent ),
			human_time_diff( $last_sent + $rate_limit )


Changelog Changelog

Version Description
5.2.0 Introduced.


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