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get_archive_template() WP 1.5.0

Retrieve path of archive template in current or parent template.

The template hierarchy and template path are filterable via the {@see '$type_template_hierarchy'} and {@see '$type_template'} dynamic hooks, where $type is 'archive'.

  • See: get_query_template()

No Hooks.

Return

String. Full path to archive template file.

Usage

get_archive_template();

Code of get archive template: wp-includes/template.php VER 5.0.3

<?php
function get_archive_template() {
	$post_types = array_filter( (array) get_query_var( 'post_type' ) );

	$templates = array();

	if ( count( $post_types ) == 1 ) {
		$post_type = reset( $post_types );
		$templates[] = "archive-{$post_type}.php";
	}
	$templates[] = 'archive.php';

	return get_query_template( 'archive', $templates );
}