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is_post_type_archive() WP 1.0

Is the query for an existing post type archive page?

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

Used By: is_shop()
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No Hooks.


true|false. Whether the query is for an existing post type archive page.


is_post_type_archive( $post_types );
Post type or array of posts types to check against.
Default: ''


  • Global. WP_Query. $wp_query WordPress Query object.


Since 3.1.0 Introduced.

Code of is_post_type_archive() WP 5.8.1

function is_post_type_archive( $post_types = '' ) {
	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_post_type_archive( $post_types );

Archives (of posts)

Conditional tags (page type and request)

Conditional tags (all)

Custom Types

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