[wp-hackers] something like a post_get_posts?

Jeremy Clarke jer at simianuprising.com
Tue Sep 10 17:04:25 UTC 2013

On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 5:04 PM, Josh <joshua.sibelman at gmail.com> wrote:

>  There's no post_get_posts, but is there another action I can hook into
> that might be workable?
I think the 'wp' action should offer what you need. IIRC it runs after the
main query is complete but before the template is rendered.

> loop_start seems like a good candidate but there's not much documentation
> about that one.
In theory this would work but be very careful. 'loop_start' will fire on
every single loop, including secondary queries for widgets, related posts

In either case you should be sure to check is_main_query() against your
WP_Query object before modifying it, or at least be aware of the difference
between filtering the main query of a screen versus filtering all possible
WP_Query instances.


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