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The Main Loop & Template Loading

  • The main query is a WP_Query object
  • The main loop is using that main query
  • The main query is done before the template is even loaded
  • The template is loaded based on what the main query is
  • The main query is determined by parameters called query variables
  • Which template is loaded when is shown on the template hierarchy diagram
  • All templates are just custom ways of showing the main post loop