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{$type}_template › WordPress Filter Hooks

apply_filters( "{$type}_template", $template, $type, $templates )
Parameters: (3)
  • (string) $template Path to the template. See locate_template().
    Required: Yes
  • (string) $type Sanitized filename without extension.
    Required: Yes
  • (string[]) $templates A list of template candidates, in descending order of priority.
    Required: Yes
Defined at:

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


return apply_filters( "{$type}_template", $template, $type, $templates );