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{$type}_template_hierarchy ›

apply_filters( "{$type}_template_hierarchy", $templates )
  • (string[]) $templates A list of template candidates, in descending order of priority.
    Required: Yes
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Filters the list of template filenames that are searched for when retrieving a template to use.

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. The last element in the array should always be the fallback template for this query type.

Possible hook names include:

  • 404_template_hierarchy
  • archive_template_hierarchy
  • attachment_template_hierarchy
  • author_template_hierarchy
  • category_template_hierarchy
  • date_template_hierarchy
  • embed_template_hierarchy
  • frontpage_template_hierarchy
  • home_template_hierarchy
  • index_template_hierarchy
  • page_template_hierarchy
  • paged_template_hierarchy
  • privacypolicy_template_hierarchy
  • search_template_hierarchy
  • single_template_hierarchy
  • singular_template_hierarchy
  • tag_template_hierarchy
  • taxonomy_template_hierarchy


$templates = apply_filters( "{$type}_template_hierarchy", $templates );