[Support request] How do I disable the loop on an archive?

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    On a category or tag page, I don’t want to display the normal posts. I want to disable it, is it possible via hook/filter without having to create a category.php and tags.php in a child theme.

    When a category page loads, I want to display my own thing, compltely custom code. I am currently using genesis framework and would like to move to Generate Press.

    I do the following in genesis. Firstly, disable the loop (genesis_loop), then create an action to add my own function instead – audio_player().

    Can this be achieved in GP?

    add_action('genesis_before_content_sidebar_wrap', 'qc_category_player');
    function qc_category_player()
        if (is_category()) {
            remove_action('genesis_loop', 'genesis_do_loop'); // Remove the standard loop
            add_action('genesis_loop', 'audio_player'); // Add custom output
    function audio_player()
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    Hi there,

    This isn’t possible at the moment, unfortunately.

    However, I’ve made a note to add a filter in GP 2.5.0 so we can disable the standard loop. This will be important moving forward with some of our own plans, as well.

    For now, a custom page template is the best method.

    You could create a new template, then do this:

    add_filter( 'template_include', function( $template ) {
        if ( is_category() ) {
            return locate_template( 'your-blank-template.php' );
        return $template;
    } );

    That way you don’t need to overwrite the standard theme template.

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