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WP_Query::is_archive() public WP 3.1.0

Is the query for an existing archive page?

Archive pages include category, tag, author, date, custom post type, and custom taxonomy based archives.

{} It's a method of the class: WP_Query{}

No Hooks.


true/false. Whether the query is for an existing archive page.


global $wp_query;


  • See: WP_Query::is_category()
  • See: WP_Query::is_tag()
  • See: WP_Query::is_author()
  • See: WP_Query::is_date()
  • See: WP_Query::is_post_type_archive()
  • See: WP_Query::is_tax()


Since 3.1.0 Introduced.

Code of WP_Query::is_archive() WP 5.6

public function is_archive() {
	return (bool) $this->is_archive;