is_archive()

Determines whether the query is for an existing archive page.


Description Description

Month, Year, Category, Author, Post Type archive…

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


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Return Return

(bool) Whether the query is for an existing archive page.


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More Information 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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Source Source

File: wp-includes/query.php

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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Changelog
Version Description
1.5.0 Introduced.

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    Contributed by Codex

    Examples

    <?php
    if(is_archive())
        // write your code here ...
    ?>
    

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