posts_distinct filter

Filters the DISTINCT clause of the query.


This is filter hook , its filter the DISTINCT clause of the query.
Returning “DISTINCTROW” from the filter has the same effect on the query as “DISTINCT”.Allows a plugin to add a DISTINCTROW clause to the query that returns the post array.
Its consists of two parameters, one is $distinct, second is $query.


  • $distinct : (string) The DISTINCT clause of the query.
  • $query : (WP_Query) The WP_Query instance (passed by reference).

Live Example

To run the hook, copy the example below.

$array = apply_filters( 'posts_distinct', $array ); 
if ( !empty( $array ) ) { 
   // everything has led up to this point... 
// define the posts_distinct callback 
function filter_posts_distinct( $array ) { 
    // make filter magic happen here... 
    return $array; 
// add the filter 
add_filter( 'posts_distinct', 'filter_posts_distinct', 10, 1 ); 

To remove a hook callback, use the example below.

// remove the filter 
remove_filter( 'posts_distinct', 'filter_posts_distinct', 10, 1 ); 

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