is_archive(): bool

Determines whether the query is for an existing archive page.


Archive pages include category, tag, author, date, custom post type, and custom taxonomy based archives.

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

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See also

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bool Whether the query is for an existing archive page.

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More Information

is_archive() does not accept any parameters. If you want to check if this is the archive of a custom post type, use is_post_type_archive( $post_type )

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File: wp-includes/query.php. View all references

function is_archive() {
	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_archive();

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Version Description
1.5.0 Introduced.

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