Hooks and filters

Homepage template filters

filter: largo_homepage_feature_stories_list_maximum

Filter the number of posts to display in the list of feature stories in ‘HomepageSingleWithFeatured’ templates.

args: $max

filter: largo_homepage_series_stories_list_minimum

args: $min

Filter the minimum number of posts to show in a series list in the HomepageSingleWithSeriesStories homepage list.

This is used in the query for the series list of posts in the same series as the main feature. If fewer than this number of posts exist, the list is hidden and the headline dominates the full box.

filter: largo_homepage_series_stories_list_maximum

args: $max

Filter the maximum number of posts to show in a series list in the HomepageSingleWithSeriesStories homepage list.

This is used in the query for the series list of posts in the same series as the main feature. This is the maximum number of posts that will display in the list.

filter: largo_homepage_topstories_post_count

args: $posts_per_page

Filter the number of posts that are displayed in the right-hand side of the Top Stories homepage template.

This is used in the query for the list of posts in the “Homepage Featured” taxonomy. If more than 3 posts are found, they will display under a “More Headlines” heading, just as headline links.

Other filters and actions

filter: largo_additional_networks

Called in inc/widgets/largo-follow.php and ‘inc/header-footer.php’ to allow child themes to add additional social networks for social buttons, etc.`_.

post type.

Usage:

function gijn_additional_networks( $networks ) {
if ( of_get_option( ‘listserv_link’ ) ) {
$gijn_networks = array(
‘listserv’ => ‘Join The GIJN Listserv’

); $networks = array_merge( $networks, $gijn_networks );

} return $networks;

} add_filter( ‘largo_additional_networks’, ‘gijn_additional_networks’ );

filter: largo_archive_{$post_type}_title

Called in archive.php to filter the page title for posts in the $post_type post type.

Usage:

function filter_rounduplink_title( $title ) {
return “Custom title here”;

} add_action( ‘largo_archive_rounduplink_title’, ‘filter_rounduplink_title’ );

filter: largo_archive_{$post_type}_feed

Called in archive.php to filter the feed url for posts in the $post_type post type.

post type.

Usage:

function filter_column_feed($title) {
return “http://example.com/custom_feed_url/feed.xml”;

} add_action(‘largo_archive_column_feed’, ‘filter_column_feed’);

filter: largo_registration_extra_fields

Called directly before the [largo_registration_form] shortcode has finished executing. You can append to this any addition form fields that you want to process.

Usage:

Passed in is an array of values of post variables generated if a user is trying the form for a second time. You can use these to pre fill your extra field inputs.

Also passed in is a WP_Error object that stores all the generated errors for the page. Use this if you’d like to display an error message on the erroneous field.

function filter_function_name ($values, $errors ) {
    # ...
}
add_filter( 'largo_registration_extra_fields', 'filter_function_name' );

action: largo_validate_user_signup_extra_fields

Called directly before form values from the [largo_registration_form]. Hook to this in order to validate any of the extra form data added with the largo_registration_extra_fields filter. For example, you could validate a captcha that was added to the form’s fields.

Usage:

Passed in is an array $result which contains all post data for the form. Contained in this array at $result[“errors”] is a WP_Error object. Adding errors to this object will cancel form submission.

Also passed in is an array that contains only the extra fields that were present. This is an easy way to check only the extra data.

function action_function_name( $result, $extras ) {
    # ...
}
add_action( 'largo_validate_user_signup_extra_fields', 'action_function_name' );

filter: largo_lmp_args

args: $args

Passed in this are the arguments for the Load More Posts WP_Query. An example usage would be to check if is_home() and then restrict the posts returned by the query to those in the homepage featured prominence term.

filter: largo_lmp_template_partial

args: $partial, $post_query

Modifies the partial returned by largo_load_more_posts_choose_partial($post_query) to whatever you want.

If you are building a custom post type that uses a custom partial, you will need to use this filter to make the correct partial appear in the posts returned by the Load More Posts button on the homepage, on archive pages, and in the search results.

When building your own filter, you must set the fourth parameter of add_filter to 2:

function your_filter_name( $partial, $post_type ) {
    // things
    return $partials;
}
add_filter( 'largo_lmp_template_partial', 'your_filter_name', 10, 2 );
                                                                  ^

Without setting ‘2’, your filter will not be passed the $post_type or $context arguments. In order to set ‘2’, you must set the third parameter of add_filter, which defaults to 10. It is safe to leave that at 10.

filter: largo_partial_by_post_type

args: String $partial, String $post_type, String $context

Modifies the partial returned by largo_get_partial_by_post_type to whatever you want.

If you are building a custom post type that uses a custom partial, you will need to use this filter to make the correct partial appear in the posts returned by the Load More Posts button on the homepage, on archive pages, and in the search results.

When building your own filter, you must set the fourth parameter of add_filter to 3:

function your_filter_name( $partial, $post_type, $context ) {
    // things
    return $partial;
}
add_filter( 'largo_partial_by_post_type', 'your_filter_name', 10, 3 );
                                                                 ^

Without setting ‘3’, your filter will not be passed the $post_type or $context arguments. In order to set ‘3’, you must set the third parameter of add_filter, which defaults to 10. It is safe to leave that at 10.

filter: largo_byline

args: String $output

Called in largo_byline() before the admin-user edit link is added. This can be used to append or prepend HTML, or to change the output of the byline function entirely. The passed string is HTML.

filter: largo_post_social_links

args: String $output

Called before largo_post_social_links() returns or echos the social icons. The argument $output is HTML, usually containing HTML looking something like this: (Whitespace has been added for readability)

<div class="largo-follow post-social clearfix">
    <span class="facebook">
        <a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=  ...">
            <i class="icon-facebook"></i>
            <span class="hidden-phone">Like</span>
        </a>
    </span>
    <span class="twitter">
        <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text= ...">
            <i class="icon-twitter"></i>
            <span class="hidden-phone">Tweet</span>
        </a>
    </span>
    <span class="print">
        <a href="#" onclick="window.print()" title="Print this article" rel="nofollow">
            <i class="icon-print"></i>
            <span class="hidden-phone">Print</span>
        </a>
    </span>
  <span data-service="email" class="email custom-share-button share-button">
        <i class="icon-mail"></i>
        <span class="hidden-phone">Email</span>
    </span>
    <span class="more-social-links">
        <a class="popover-toggle" href="#"><i class="icon-plus"></i><span class="hidden-phone">More</span></a>
        <span class="popover">
        <ul>
            ${more_social_links_str}
        </ul>
        </span>
    </span>
</div>
filter: largo_post_social_more_social_links

args: Array $more_social_links

Called in largo_post_social_links to filter the array of social links in the “More” drop-down menu displayed in the social links on single posts: the article-top social links, the floating social buttons, and the Largo Follow widget in the article-bottom widget area.

Passed is an array, where each item in the array is an HTML li element containing a link and an icon i element to some form of additional, relevant material. The default array in Largo is:

  • Top term link
  • Subscribe to RSS feed for top term
  • Author Twitter link, if the post doesn’t have a custom byline and if Co-Authors Plus isn’t active

Adding new social media networks is as simple as adding a new item to the array:

function add_linkedin( $more ) {
    $more[] = '<li><a href=""><i class="icon-linkedin"></i> <span>Your text here!</span></a></li>';
    return $more;
}
add_filter( 'largo_post_social_more_social_links', 'add_linkedin' );
filter largo_remove_hero

Filter to disable largo_remove_hero based on the global $post at the time the function is run

Since:

0.5.5

Parameters:
  • $run (Boolean) – Whether the function should run against the current post
  • $post (WP_Post) – The global $post object at the time the function is run

When building your own filter, you must set the fourth parameter of add_filter to 2:

function filter_largo_remove_hero( $run, $post ) {
    # determine whether or not to run largo_remove_hero based on $post
    return $run;
}
add_filter( 'largo_remove_hero', 'filter_largo_remove_hero', 10, 2 );
                                                                 ^
filter largo_top_term_metabox_taxonomies

Called in the largo_top_tag_display metabox to allow themes to filter the taxonomies from which are drawn the term options for the top term metabox display.

Since 0.5.5:
Parameters:
  • $taxonomies (Array) – array( ‘series’, ‘category’, ‘post_tag’, ‘prominence’ )

Add new taxonomies like so:

function add_taxonomies( $taxonomies ) {
    $taxonomies[] = 'columns';
    $taxonomies[] = 'post-type';
    return $taxonomies;
}
add_filter('largo_top_term_metabox_taxonomies', 'add_taxonomies');

Template Hooks

What are these and why would I want to use them?

Sometimes you may want to fire certain functions or include additional blocks of markup on a page without having to modify or override an entire template file.

WordPress allows you to define custom action hooks using the do_action() function like so:

do_action( 'largo_top' );

and then from functions.php in a child theme you can use the add_action() function to fire another function you define to insert markup or perform some other action when the do_action() function is executed, for example:

add_action( 'largo_top', 'largo_render_network_header' );

This usage would call the largo_render_network_header function when the largo_top action is executed.

We are in the process of adding a number of action hooks to Largo to make it easier for developers to modify templates without having to completely replace them in a child theme.

This has the advantage of making your code much easier to maintain (because you’re more explicit about what part of the template you’re modifying) and also makes it easier to make the update to future versions of Largo because even if the template files change considerably, the placement of the hooks will likely remain the same.

Here is the current list of hooks available in Largo (available as of v.0.4):

header.php

  • (wp_head) - if you need to insert anything in the <head> element use the built-in wp_head hook
  • largo_top - directly after the opening <body> tag and “return to top” target div
  • largo_before_global_nav - only fires if the global nav is shown, directly before the global nav partial
  • largo_after_global_nav - only fires if the global nav is shown, directly after the global nav partial
  • largo_before_header - before the main <header> element
  • largo_after_header - after the main <header> element
  • largo_after_nav - after the nav, before #main opening div tag
  • largo_main_top - directly after the opening #main div tag

partials/largo-header.php

  • largo_header_before_largo_header - immediately before largo_header() is output
  • largo_header_after_largo_header - immediately after largo_header() is output. By default, largo_header_widget_sidebar is hooked here.

for all lists of posts

  • largo_loop_after_post_x - fires after every post in a river of posts on the homepage or archive pages. This is helpful if you want to insert interstitial content in a river of posts (typically things like newsletter subscription widgets, donation messages, etc.).

This action takes a couple of arguments that may come in handy:

do_action( ‘largo_loop_after_post_x’, $counter, $context );

  • $counter tracks the number of posts in any given loop
  • $context is presently either ‘archive’ or ‘home’ to give you flexibility to insert different interstitials for different page types.

an example of this in use might look like:

function mytheme_interstitial( $counter, $context ) {
if ( $counter === 2 && $context === ‘home’ ) {
// do homepage stuff
} elseif ( $counter === 2 && $context === ‘archive’ ) {
// do something different in the same spot on archive pages

}

} add_action( ‘largo_loop_after_post_x’, ‘mytheme_interstitial’, 10, 2 );

home.php

These actions are run on all homepage templates, including the Legacy Three Column layout.

  • largo_before_sticky_posts - Runs in the main column, before the sticky post would be rendered
  • largo_after_sticky_posts - Runs in the main column, after where the sticky post would be rendered, before the homepage bottom area.
  • largo_after_homepage_hottom - Runs after the homepage bottom area, before the termination of the main column.

sidebar.php

  • largo_before_sidebar - before the sidebar opening div tag
  • largo_before_sidebar_widgets - after the opening div tag but before the first widget
  • largo_after_sidebar_widgets - after the last widget but before the closing div tag
  • largo_after_sidebar - after the closing div tag

footer.php

  • largo_before_footer - after the closing div tag for #page but before the .footer-bg (this also comes after the optional “before footer” widget area that can be activated from the layout tab of the theme options
  • largo_before_footer_widgets - before the main footer widget areas
  • largo_before_footer_boilerplate - after the main footer widget areas and before the boilerplate (copyright message, credits, etc.)
  • largo_after_footer_copyright - after the copyright message paragraph, but before the end of the boilerplate; useful if you want to insert addresses or other information about your site
  • largo_before_footer_close - after the boilerplate but still inside the footer container
  • largo_after_footer - after the closing <div> tag for .footer-bg but before the sticky footer
  • (wp_footer) - if you need to insert anything just before the closing <body> tag use the wp_footer hook

single.php

  • largo_before_post_header - inside <article> but before the post <header> element
  • largo_after_post_header - just after the closing post <header> element (before the hero image/video)
  • largo_after_hero - in the single column (new) single post template, just after the hero (featured) image/video
  • largo_after_post_content - directly after the .entry-content closing <div> tag
  • largo_after_post_footer (deprecated in 0.4) - before the closing </article> tag, replaced in the new layouts by largo_after_post_content
  • largo_before_post_bottom_widget_area - after the closing </article> tag but before the post bottom widget area
  • largo_post_bottom_widget_area - by default, the “Article Bottom” widget area is output here through largo_post_bottom_widget_area
  • largo_after_post_bottom_widget_area - directly after the post bottom widget area (but before the comments section)
  • largo_before_comments - before the comments section
  • largo_after_comments - after the comments section
  • largo_after_content - after the close of the #content div

page.php

  • largo_before_page_header - inside <article> but before the post <header> element
  • largo_after_page_header - just after the closing post <header> element
  • largo_before_page_content - directly inside the .entry-content <div> tag
  • largo_after_page_content - directly before the .entry-content closing <div> tag

category.php

  • largo_category_after_description_in_header - between the div.archive-description and before get_template_part('partials/archive', 'category-related');.
  • largo_before_category_river - just before the river of stories at the bottom of the category archive page (for adding a header to this column, for example)
  • largo_loop_after_post_x - runs after every post, with arguments $counter and context describing which post it’s running after and what the context is. (In categories, the context is archive.)
  • largo_after_category_river - immediately after the river of stories at the bottom of the category archive page, after the Load More Posts button (for adding a footer to this column, for example.)

search.php

The Largo search page has two main modes: Google Custom Search Engine and the standard WordPress search emgine. Because the dispalyed layouts are so different, each has their own set of actions.

  • largo_search_gcs_before_container: If Google Custom Search is enabled, fires before the GCS container
  • largo_search_gcs_after_container: If Google Custom Search is enabled, fires after the GCS container
  • largo_search_normal_before_form: Fires before the ouput from get_search_form()
  • largo_search_normal_before_results: Fires between get_search_from and “Your search for %s returned %s results”, and runs even if there were no search results.
  • largo_search_normal_after_results: Fires after the search results or partials/content-not-found are displayed.