get_query_template( string $type, string[] $templates = array() )

Retrieve path to a template


Description Description

Used to quickly retrieve the path of a template without including the file extension. It will also check the parent theme, if the file exists, with the use of locate_template(). Allows for more generic template location without the use of the other get_*_template() functions.


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Parameters Parameters

$type

(string) (Required) Filename without extension.

$templates

(string[]) (Optional) An optional list of template candidates.

Default value: array()


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Return Return

(string) Full path to template file.


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/template.php

function get_query_template( $type, $templates = array() ) {
	$type = preg_replace( '|[^a-z0-9-]+|', '', $type );

	if ( empty( $templates ) ) {
		$templates = array( "{$type}.php" );
	}

	/**
	 * Filters the list of template filenames that are searched for when retrieving a template to use.
	 *
	 * The dynamic portion of the hook name, `$type`, refers to the filename -- minus the file
	 * extension and any non-alphanumeric characters delimiting words -- of the file to load.
	 * The last element in the array should always be the fallback template for this query type.
	 *
	 * Possible hook names include:
	 *
	 *  - `404_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `archive_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `attachment_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `author_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `category_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `date_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `embed_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `frontpage_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `home_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `index_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `page_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `paged_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `privacypolicy_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `search_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `single_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `singular_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `tag_template_hierarchy`
	 *  - `taxonomy_template_hierarchy`
	 *
	 * @since 4.7.0
	 *
	 * @param string[] $templates A list of template candidates, in descending order of priority.
	 */
	$templates = apply_filters( "{$type}_template_hierarchy", $templates );

	$template = locate_template( $templates );

	$template = locate_block_template( $template, $type, $templates );

	/**
	 * Filters the path of the queried template by type.
	 *
	 * The dynamic portion of the hook name, `$type`, refers to the filename -- minus the file
	 * extension and any non-alphanumeric characters delimiting words -- of the file to load.
	 * This hook also applies to various types of files loaded as part of the Template Hierarchy.
	 *
	 * Possible hook names include:
	 *
	 *  - `404_template`
	 *  - `archive_template`
	 *  - `attachment_template`
	 *  - `author_template`
	 *  - `category_template`
	 *  - `date_template`
	 *  - `embed_template`
	 *  - `frontpage_template`
	 *  - `home_template`
	 *  - `index_template`
	 *  - `page_template`
	 *  - `paged_template`
	 *  - `privacypolicy_template`
	 *  - `search_template`
	 *  - `single_template`
	 *  - `singular_template`
	 *  - `tag_template`
	 *  - `taxonomy_template`
	 *
	 * @since 1.5.0
	 * @since 4.8.0 The `$type` and `$templates` parameters were added.
	 *
	 * @param string   $template  Path to the template. See locate_template().
	 * @param string   $type      Sanitized filename without extension.
	 * @param string[] $templates A list of template candidates, in descending order of priority.
	 */
	return apply_filters( "{$type}_template", $template, $type, $templates );
}


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1.5.0 Introduced.

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