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I have a wordpress site. I have a div that I only want to appear on the homepage (in the header). What type of php if statement do i need...

In other words:

only show .... in the header of the main blog index page. Problem is the header itself is loaded in every page.


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possible duplicate of Show a different code on front page to other pages – Chip Bennett May 5 '12 at 23:47
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See: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/is_home

<?php if(is_home()): ?>

<div>Your div.</div>

<?php endif; ?>
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thanks.. my problem is that my theme effectively sets the homepage to display a "category". Is there a similar statement like (is_category_XXXX)? – NKeating May 5 '12 at 2:14
@NKeating Did this not work? – iambriansreed May 5 '12 at 2:16
it hid the div from the homepage because it does not detect it as home.. In other words, the homepage is set to display a category index called videos. See URL: speedsociety.com – NKeating May 5 '12 at 2:19
Also try: is_front_page(). – iambriansreed May 5 '12 at 2:25
Also try: reading all of codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/ There's some handy stuff on there. – JakeParis May 5 '12 at 2:36
<?php if(is_home()): ?>

<div>Your div.</div>

<?php endif; ?>

Using above code works fine as long as you are not setting static Page for the Front Page display from here Administration > Settings > Reading.

<?php if(is_front_page()): ?>

<div>Your div.</div>

<?php endif; ?>

But this code will work irrespective of whether the main blog page is showing or you have set a static page to show on home page.

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There's always $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] you can use to determine which page you're at. For homepage it is usually just '/'. so:

<?php if( $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] == '/' ) { ?>
<div id="home_only">Content goes here..</div>
<?php } ?>
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a) What about index.php? and b) that type of solution won't really work with Wordpress. – JakeParis May 5 '12 at 2:37
a) I don't see a reason why anyone would let people to view their homepage like domain.com/index.php b) What makes you think it won't work? – Conrad Warhol May 5 '12 at 2:46
...Does it work? – JakeParis May 5 '12 at 2:48
Yes it works like a charm. – Conrad Warhol May 5 '12 at 2:51

You could also solve the problem with CSS.

Set the div to

display: none;

in your css.

Then find the body class page-id for the front page and set the css for that as:

.body-class-page-id #your-div {
display: block;

This will hide it on every page except the page you want to show it on.

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