[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #19471: Automatically support custom post types in category and tag archives

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Wed Dec 7 23:53:16 UTC 2011

#19471: Automatically support custom post types in category and tag archives
 Reporter:  chrisbliss18  |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Query         |     Version:  3.0
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch     |

Comment (by chrisbliss18):

 Replying to [comment:8 DrewAPicture]:
 > I can confirm this problem in 3.2.1. We employed a similar filter to
 accommodate a CPT on archives pages. We also fixed the 'breaking menus
 problem', by adding `nav_menu_item` to the $post_type array...

 That really only avoids the main issue. The primary problem is that some
 queries should not be modified. Simply forcing nav_menu_item into every
 query is not a proper solution.

 I sent the following to the plugin author as a temporary fix until WP core

 add_filter( 'pre_get_posts', 'sp_ev_filter_query_post_type' );
 function sp_ev_filter_query_post_type( $query ) {
     if ( $query->query_vars['suppress_filters'] || ( ! is_category() && !
 is_tag() ) )
         return $query;

     $post_type = get_query_var( 'post_type' );

     if ( 'any' == $post_type )
         return $query;

     if ( empty( $post_type ) ) {
         $post_type = 'any';
     else {
         if ( ! is_array( $post_type ) )
             $post_type = array( $post_type );

         $post_type[] = 'external-videos';

     $query->set( 'post_type', $post_type );

     return $query;

 By no means is this rock-solid, but it's much better than what was there
 before. It attempts to apply a fix similar to the one provided by this

 Key changes are respecting the suppress_filters var, using the 'any'
 post_type, bailing out when no modifications are needed, and adding to the
 post_type list rather than replacing the current value or values.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/19471#comment:9>
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