In my single.php I've some code like this ...

if(is_singular('post')) {
   echo 'Blog';
} else {
   echo 'CPT';

If I approach single.php from blog or CPT index page by using the_permalink(), this condition works correctly. It show 'Blog' when I open single blog post and shows 'CPT' when I open single CPT.

Now the issue is if approach single.php via some callback function of admin-ajax.php it always echos 'CPT' even if I click on single blog post link. My ajax callback function is something like this ...

    function ajax_callback() {

        get_template_part( 'single', 'portfolio' );

        die(); // to avoide 0 at the end

    add_action('wp_ajax_ajax_callback', 'ajax_callback');
    add_action('wp_ajax_nopriv_ajax_callback', 'ajax_callback');

1 Answer 1


An AJAX request is a new request to the server, and it is a request to admin-ajax.php. That is not a single post page. Any logic that depends on is_single() or any other page level template tags like it, won't work. If your AJAX callback needs that sort of information you must pass it to that callback in your AJAX request-- something like:

function my_enqueue($hook) {
    wp_enqueue_script( 'ajax-script', plugins_url( '/js/my_query.js', __FILE__ ), array('jquery'));
    if( is_single() ) {
      // in javascript, object properties are accessed as ajax_object.ajax_url, ajax_object.we_value
        array( 'is_single' => true ) 
add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_enqueue' );

Your ajax request would then include ajax_object.is_single as part of the query parameters as in this example from the Codex, which passed ajax_object.we_value through as whatever

jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
    var data = {
        action: 'my_action',
        whatever: ajax_object.we_value      // We pass php values differently!
    // We can also pass the url value separately from ajaxurl for front end AJAX implementations
    jQuery.post(ajax_object.ajax_url, data, function(response) {
        alert('Got this from the server: ' + response);

Your callback would then have access to the data via $_POST.

  • yes mate, got the point and issue solved. Thnx :) Mar 16, 2014 at 20:57

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