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I'm new to Wordpress. I need to check in header file if current page is the Blog Page?

I checked but I can't find the way. Help me, Pls.

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There is a list of conditional tags here - http://codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Tags

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You can use

<?php if ( is_single() ) { ?>

Do stuff here

<?php } ?>
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Doesn't work if you've changed the blog page –  cdmckay Oct 9 '14 at 15:09

You can use the following in your themes functions.php file:

function is_blog () {
global  $post;
$posttype = get_post_type($post );
return ( ((is_archive()) || (is_author()) || (is_category()) || (is_home()) || (is_single()) || (is_tag())) && ( $posttype == 'post')  ) ? true : false ;

And then put this in the file you are checking:

<?php if (is_blog()) { echo 'You are on a blog page'; } ?>

You can use Hooks in your functions.php file to hook the above, to make that appear on every page.

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If by 'blog page' you meant a static page set as posts page in the Reading Settings, then you could check it by doing this:

if ( is_front_page() && is_home() ) {
  // Default homepage
} elseif ( is_front_page() ) {
  // static homepage
} elseif ( is_home() ) {
  // blog page
} else {
  //everyting else

When you use is_home() and is_front_page(), you have to use them in the right order to avoid bugs and to test every user configuration.

(Source: Conditional Tags - The Blog Page)

Or simply:

if ( !is_front_page() && is_home() ) {
  // blog page

Or more simply (I suppose):

if ( is_home() ) {
  // blog page
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One use case to use if ( !is_front_page() && is_home() ), at least in my opinion, is if you are distributing a theme that has different layout style for the default homepage and the blog page. –  gmaggio Aug 3 '14 at 7:03

Depending what you're trying to accomplish, you could also use the have_posts() conditional tag combined with if/else statement as shown below.

<?php if( have_posts() ) { ?>
  <p>This page has posts</p>
<?php } else {
  echo '<p>This page does not have posts</p>';
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