I'm filtering the main query of Jigoshop with my own taxonomy with this hook (The file responsible for Jigoshop queries that I'm hooking, Jigoshop hooks onto WP 'request' filter):

add_filter( 'loop_shop_tax_query', 'my_loop_shop_tax_query', 11 );
function loop_shop_tax_query( $request )
    $region = 'dublin';
    if ( ! empty( $region ) ) {
        $request[] = array(
            'taxonomy'  => 'product_region',
            'field'     => 'slug',
            'terms'     => $region,
            'operator'  => 'IN',

    return $request;

I want to filter every Jigoshop query this way (all products display, category display & search display). This is working as intended but wp_title() in the html head is causing the error:

Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$labels in /var/www/wp/wp-includes/general-template.php on line 658

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /var/www/wp/wp-includes/general-template.php on line 658

I've tracked this down in general-template.php and is_post_type_archive() is returning true even though get_tax() is also returning true. get_queried_object() is returning my taxonomy object (normally the Jigoshop product custom post type object).

I need get_queried_object() to still return the Jigoshop product custom post type object and get_tax() should return false, I want to filter the posts with my taxonomy but I want to keep displaying a post type archive (is this even possible?)

Just before the request is sent back to WP for 'request' filter, it looks like this:

Array ( [post_type] => product [post_status] => publish [posts_per_page] => 12 [orderby] => post_date [order] => asc [tax_query] => Array ( [relation] => AND [0] => Array ( [taxonomy] => product_region [field] => slug [terms] => dublin [operator] => IN ) ) [meta_query] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [key] => visibility [value] => Array ( [0] => visible [1] => catalog ) [compare] => IN ) ) [post__in] => Array ( [0] => 293 [1] => 291 [2] => 289 [3] => 18 [4] => 0 ) )

I hope this isn't too specific and makes sense, I'm really at my wit's end here, any help would be greatly appreciated.

1 Answer 1


The simplest way is, in all honesty, to hook into wp_title and change things, and just be aware that the warnings are there but not showing in production (because you've property configured your server).

What follows is a kind of hacky solution.

If you take a look at get_queried_object...

function get_queried_object() {
    global $wp_query;
    return $wp_query->get_queried_object();

Just a thin wrapper around WP_Query::get_queried_object, so let's take a look at that.

function get_queried_object() {
    if ( isset($this->queried_object) )
        return $this->queried_object;

    $this->queried_object = null;
    $this->queried_object_id = 0;

    if ( $this->is_category || $this->is_tag || $this->is_tax ) {
        $tax_query_in_and = wp_list_filter( $this->tax_query->queries, array( 'operator' => 'NOT IN' ), 'NOT' );

        $query = reset( $tax_query_in_and );

        if ( 'term_id' == $query['field'] )
            $term = get_term( reset( $query['terms'] ), $query['taxonomy'] );
        elseif ( $query['terms'] )
            $term = get_term_by( $query['field'], reset( $query['terms'] ), $query['taxonomy'] );

        if ( ! empty( $term ) && ! is_wp_error( $term ) )  {
            $this->queried_object = $term;
            $this->queried_object_id = (int) $term->term_id;

            if ( $this->is_category )
                _make_cat_compat( $this->queried_object );
    } elseif ( $this->is_post_type_archive ) {
        $this->queried_object = get_post_type_object( $this->get('post_type') );
    } elseif ( $this->is_posts_page ) {
        $page_for_posts = get_option('page_for_posts');
        $this->queried_object = get_post( $page_for_posts );
        $this->queried_object_id = (int) $this->queried_object->ID;
    } elseif ( $this->is_singular && !is_null($this->post) ) {
        $this->queried_object = $this->post;
        $this->queried_object_id = (int) $this->post->ID;
    } elseif ( $this->is_author ) {
        $this->queried_object_id = (int) $this->get('author');
        $this->queried_object = get_userdata( $this->queried_object_id );

    return $this->queried_object;

As you can see, WordPress checks a bunch of stuff to see just what type of query this is and where it's set. The first check is to see if this is a category, tag, or taxonomy archive. Since that succeeds, the post type archive object is never set.

What's really weird is why both is_post_type_archive and is_tax are returning true. Due to the way WP_Query::parse_query works, it's possible that an archive can be both a post type archive as well as a taxonomy archive.

Anyway, WP_Query::$queried_object is a public property, do just hook into someplace before wp_title fires and replace it. template_redirect would work.

This is very much a hack, but there's no pre_wp_title filter or the like where you could prevent the warnings. Untested example below. Be aware that if the WP core decides to make $queried_object a private or protected property in future release this will not work. It could also negatively impact other areas of your site.

add_action('template_redirect', 'wpse87222_change_object');
function wpse87222_change_object()
    global $wp_the_query;

    // check for post type archive
    if (is_post_type_archive('product')) {
        $wp_the_query->queried_object = get_post_type_object('product');
  • I appreciate the answer Chris but I ended up hooking 'loop-shop-posts-in' in the Jigo query and using get_posts to get the ID's of every product with my tax query. Jigo then uses these ID's with 'post__in' for their main query which produces exactly what I want. It's an extra database call but it's a lot cleaner. Feb 17, 2013 at 5:31
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    You should post your solution and mark that as accepted, not mine! Folks down the line will likely have a similar question, tell them how you really solved it. Feb 17, 2013 at 7:49

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