apply_filters_ref_array( 'posts_pre_query', WP_Post[]|int[]|null $posts, WP_Query $query )

Filters the posts array before the query takes place.


Return a non-null value to bypass WordPress’ default post queries.

Filtering functions that require pagination information are encouraged to set the found_posts and max_num_pages properties of the WP_Query object, passed to the filter by reference. If WP_Query does not perform a database query, it will not have enough information to generate these values itself.

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$posts WP_Post[]|int[]|null
Return an array of post data to short-circuit WP's query, or null to allow WP to run its normal queries.
$query WP_Query
The WP_Query instance (passed by reference).

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

$this->posts = apply_filters_ref_array( 'posts_pre_query', array( null, &$this ) );

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Version Description
4.6.0 Introduced.

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