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Opened 2 months ago

Closed 7 weeks ago

#60563 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

WP_Query::tax_query property could be null

Reported by: manooweb's profile manooweb Owned by: audrasjb's profile audrasjb
Milestone: 6.5 Priority: normal
Severity: trivial Version:
Component: Query Keywords: has-patch commit
Focuses: docs Cc:


By verifying a third party plugin code with PHPStan tool and WordPress stubs, it occurs that in some context WP_Query::tax_query property could be null.

The joined patch propose to enhance the WP_Query::tax_query documentation.

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doc.patch (444 bytes) - added by manooweb 2 months ago.
WP_Query::tax_query doc enhancement

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Change History (9)

2 months ago

WP_Query::tax_query doc enhancement

#1 @sabernhardt
2 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Query
  • Focuses docs added
  • Keywords has-patch added

#2 @audrasjb
2 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 6.5
  • Owner set to audrasjb
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Self assigning for final check and commit.

#3 follow-up: @audrasjb
2 months ago

@manooweb quick question: do you have any example of a situation where tax_query could be null?

#4 in reply to: ↑ 3 @manooweb
2 months ago

Replying to audrasjb:

@manooweb quick question: do you have any example of a situation where tax_query could be null?

It isn't so easy to reply.
If I'm not mistaken, I saw tax_query is set only in some conditions by calling WP_Query::parse_tax_query() in WP_Query::parse_query() or WP_Query::get_posts(). So it's possible that this property isn't set and instantiate because WP_Query::parse_tax_query() isn't executed.

It's simply a documentation proposition.
When we try to access to the global variable $wp_query (or $wp_the_query) we have no chance to know the tax_query property has been set yet because this property isn't set by the WP_Query instantiation but during the WP_Query::get_posts() execution.

I hope it's clearer.

#5 @swissspidy
2 months ago

  • Keywords commit added

#6 @swissspidy
2 months ago

  • Type changed from enhancement to defect (bug)

#7 @swissspidy
8 weeks ago

  • Severity changed from normal to trivial

#8 @audrasjb
7 weeks ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

In 57761:

Docs: Update WP_Query::tax_query docblock to reflect that the property can be null.

Props manooweb, swissspidy.
Fixes #60563.

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