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Last active Aug 22, 2019
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class CTF_Register_Taxonomies {
* Initialize the class
public function __construct() {
add_action( 'init', array( $this, 'tags_support_all' ) );
add_action( 'pre_get_posts', array( $this, 'tags_support_query' ) );
* Associate tags with the Page post type
public function tags_support_all() {
register_taxonomy_for_object_type( 'post_tag', 'page' );
* Ensure all post types that support tags are included in the main query
* @param WP_Query $wp_query
public function tags_support_query( $wp_query ) {
// Bail if the query isn't the main query or the query is happening in the WordPress admin
if ( ! $wp_query->is_main_query() || is_admin() ) {
if ( is_tag() ) {
// Get the taxonomy details of the post_tag taxonomy
$taxonomy = get_taxonomy( 'post_tag' );
// Sanity check so we don't throw any PHP errors
if ( ! empty( $taxonomy->object_type ) ) {
// Query for any post type that is associated with the post_tag taxonomy
$wp_query->set( 'post_type', $taxonomy->object_type );
// Kick things off
new CTF_Register_Taxonomies();

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@kingkool68 kingkool68 commented Aug 22, 2019

The original gist had if ($wp_query->get('tag')) $wp_query->set('post_type', 'any');

$wp_query->get('tag' would check if the query contains a slug of a tag and if so determines that yes this is a tag page. A better way would be to use [is_tag()]( whose purpose is to determines whether the query is for an existing tag archive page.

We should also check to make sure the query is the main query and not a secondary loop on the page using $wp_query->is_main_query(). We also don't want to modify the behavior if the loop is being performed in the admin section of WordPress which we check with is_admin().

$wp_query->set('post_type', 'any'); would be fine for most situations. It's a good idea to be a little more specific and set the query to look in all of the post types that are associated with the post_tag taxonomy which is what is in $taxonomy->object_type.

We could go a step further and use $wp_query->get( 'post_type' ); to get all of the current post types being queried and then only adding new post types. Currently if there was another part of the theme or a plugin modifying the query our changes would overwrite their changes.

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