Snippets: Add Post Cards Sort by Date URL Filter

This function alters the theme elements such as the "Post Cards" so you can visit the URL like such: to display items only from 2016. This will work for any Total element that displays posts.

You can rename "sort_year" to anything you want except "year" because it will conflict with WordPress functions so it's best to keep it prefixed.

add_filter( 'vcex_query_args', function( $args, $atts ) {
	$year = ! empty( $_GET['sort_year'] ) ? esc_attr( $_GET['sort_year'] ) : '';

	if ( $year ) {
		$args['date_query'] = array(
			'year' => $year

	return $args;
}, 10, 2 );
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