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I don't use The Loop, because I use different queries to fetch posts (I use 3 queries instead of one).

How to disable main query for home, category and search pages?

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This is not trivial, because "home,category and search" are logically determined while main query churns through stuff. I am pretty sure I read this is possible, but that was in context of syndicating site that hadn't used posts/loop at all and scrapped it to do different stuff.

More typical approaches are:

  1. Integrate custom logic into main query, by using pre_get_posts, posts_* and other relevant filters.

  2. Leave main query for one of loops and implement other loops as secondary.

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  • I will try that and report results.
    – Stancell
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 8:32
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    posts_request filter allows to replace main query.
    – Stancell
    Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 9:15

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