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is_time() WP 1.5.0

Determines whether the query is for a time-based archive page (page of posts for the specified time). A conditional tag.

It returns true when the request (in the URL) contains the archive time: hour, minute, second.

This function is a part of is_date() check, so in a logical chain is_time() should be used BEFORE is_date().

Works based on: WP_Query::is_time()
1 time = 0.00008s = very fast | 50000 times = 0.02s = speed of light

No Hooks.


true/false. Whether the query is for a specific time.




  • Global. WP_Query. $wp_query WordPress Query object.


Since 1.5.0 Introduced.

Code of is_time() WP 5.6

function is_time() {
	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_time();

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