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posts_pre_query ›

apply_filters_ref_array( 'posts_pre_query', array( null, &$this )
Parameters: (2)
  • (array|null) $posts Return an array of post data to short-circuit WP's query, or null to allow WP to run its normal queries.
    Required: Yes
  • (WP_Query) $this The WP_Query instance (passed by reference).
    Required: Yes
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Filters the posts array before the query takes place.

Return a non-null value to bypass WordPress's 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.


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