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WordPress’s Conditional Tags

Key Takeaways about WordPress Conditional Tags:

WordPress's conditional tags are prewritten WordPress functions that test several dozen distinct criteria, mostly about the nature of the post or posts that have been retrieved for processing.
Each conditional tag returns a boolean (either true or false) based on the result of its check. Combined with PHP if-statements, this allows easy conditional code execution in either plugins or themes.
Some conditional tags don't function exactly as their name might suggest; this chapter covers several of these cases.

One of the most straightforward, dependable, and useful things in WordPress is "conditional tags." Several of our interviewees mentioned conditional tags being their favorite WordPress functions for their simplicity and ease of use—they read just like English—and we're pretty much on board.

Here, we'll discuss the workings of conditional tags, including a few subtle points; list of some of the most useful tags, a...