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is_embed() WP 1.0

Is the query for an embedded post?

Works based on: WP_Query::is_embed()
✈ 1 time = 0.000019s = very fast | 50000 times = 0.02s = speed of light | PHP 7.1.2, WP 4.7.3

No Hooks.


true/false. Whether we're in an embedded post or not.




  • Global. WP_Query. $wp_query Global WP_Query instance.


Since 4.4.0 Introduced.

Code of is embed: wp-includes/query.php WP 5.2.4

function is_embed() {
	global $wp_query;

	if ( ! isset( $wp_query ) ) {
		_doing_it_wrong( __FUNCTION__, __( 'Conditional query tags do not work before the query is run. Before then, they always return false.' ), '3.1.0' );
		return false;

	return $wp_query->is_embed();

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