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is_main_query() WP 1.0

Is the query the main query?

For more information on this and similar theme functions, check out the Conditional Tags article in the Theme Developer Handbook.

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No Hooks.

Return

true/false. Whether the query is the main query.

Usage

is_main_query();

Notes

  • Global. WP_Query. $wp_query WordPress Query object.

Changelog

Since 3.3.0 Introduced.

Code of is_main_query() WP 5.5.1

<?php
function is_main_query() {
	if ( 'pre_get_posts' === current_filter() ) {
		$message = sprintf(
			/* translators: 1: pre_get_posts, 2: WP_Query->is_main_query(), 3: is_main_query(), 4: Link to codex is_main_query() page. */
			__( 'In %1$s, use the %2$s method, not the %3$s function. See %4$s.' ),
			'<code>pre_get_posts</code>',
			'<code>WP_Query->is_main_query()</code>',
			'<code>is_main_query()</code>',
			__( 'https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/is_main_query' )
		);
		_doing_it_wrong( __FUNCTION__, $message, '3.7.0' );
	}

	global $wp_query;
	return $wp_query->is_main_query();
}

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