I have a custom page template that includes a basic query after the main content. like this:

$myPosts = new WP_Query(
    'post_type' => array('post', 'contentTypeA', 'contentTypeB' ),
    'posts_per_page' => 10,
    'order' => 'DESC',

if ( $myPosts->have_posts() ) :
  while ( $myPosts->have_posts() ) : $myPosts->the_post();
    get_template_part( 'template-parts/content', get_post_type() );

My problem is that the results think that they are single pages. The template part linked by get_template_part() has a condition that if is_singular() is true, among many other things, render the title as <h1>, otherwise render as <h2>.

In my WP_Query feed, all the results are using <h1> for titles because is_singular() is registering as true for the posts.

So, my question is: is there an argument I can pass to my WP_Query to force the results to think that is_singular() is false? In other words, to make this output like a standard archive page.

I have discovered that if I use if ( is_singular() && in_the_loop() ) : it sort of does the trick, but I am hoping there is a much simpler solution than adding that to the dozens of template partials I have that rely on is_singular().

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If you really think the is_singular() function of your query should be returning true for singular but isn't, you can force it to be true by setting the public property is_singular directly after the query, since that function just returns the value of that property when no $post_types parameter is specified:

$the_query = new WP_Query($args);
$the_query->is_singular = true;

Or if you need to do so for the main query:

global $wp_query;
$wp_query->is_singular = true;

I can't speak to the wisdom of whether or not this should be done—it probably depends largely on your implementation—but it can be done since that property is public.

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