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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.

✈ 1 time = 0.00003s = very fast | 50000 times = 0.03s = speed of light

No Hooks.




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


  • Global. WP_Query. $wp_query Global WP_Query instance.


Since 3.1.0 Introduced.

Code of is post type archive: wp-includes/query.php WP 5.2.4

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 );

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