apply_filters_ref_array( 'posts_pre_query', array|null $posts, WP_Query $this )

Filters the posts array before the query takes place.


Return a non-null value to bypass ClassicPress’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.



Return an array of post data to short-circuit WP's query, or null to allow WP to run its normal queries.


The WP_Query instance (passed by reference).


File: wp-includes/class-wp-query.php

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Version Description
WP-4.6.0 Introduced.