The home page of a site. Could either contain the blog index, or a static page.

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When to use is_home() vs is_front_page()?

I've found that is_front_page appears to return true when I'm viewing the home page and have a single sticky post assigned there. It also returns true when I've assigned a page as the static front ...
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Using pre_get_posts on true pages and static front pages

I have done quite extensive research on how to use pre_get_posts on true pages and the static front pages, and it seems that there is no fool proof method. The best option I found to date was from a ...
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is_front_page() malfunction?

I've a pretty basic problem that I'm surprised WP doesn't have a native solution for (unless I'm overlooking something, hopefully). I've a WP site with static page set as front page in reading ...
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How to add “Stick this post to the front page” to front end?

I have a baseball related website with multiple authors. I use the "Stick this post to the front page" to denote an "Editor's Pick" on an article. I would like to add a link/button to allow editor to ...
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Category page doesn't use category.php, instead it redirects to homepage

I am currently modifying a theme. This theme doesn't had a category.php I needed a custom category page. So, I made one. It works on my local server, but when I uploaded it to a real server, this page ...
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Programmatically set page_on_front

I am trying to programmatically set the 'page_on_front' option with the id value retrieved from the get_page_by_title command... $homepage = get_page_by_title( 'Front Page' ); update_option('...
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How to make my front page display only the most recent sticky post, plus usual widgets?

WP 3.3.1, Suffusion 4.0.2 I am trying to figure out how to make my front page display only the most recent post marked sticky. I can't find how to do this in the documentation. What I'm trying to ...
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What is the correct method for determining 'is_front_page' when using filters such as 'pre_get_posts' and 'posts_where'?

On my site several filters should be applied if the user is viewing the static home page. My understanding is that is_front_page() should determine if that is indeed the case. However, whenever I ...
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How do I show sticky posts on a static front page that also contains content?

In my theme, I'm using front-page.php for the static front page. I'm also using a page to store the content on the static front page. The front-page.php file is set up to show the content from that ...
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Facebook comments box on front page

I have a WordPress 3.5.1 installation on my WordPress Shack, with the Facebook plugin 1.3.1 installed and the TwentyTwelve 1.1 theme. I have the settings on Facebook - Comments box so that I display ...
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Load front-page.php from subfolder

My front-page.php works fine in the WordPress root folder. But I would like to put it in the page-templates subfolder. How do I make it load from there?
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Static page homepage not showing the_content

I must be doing something wrong here. I setup my site with a static front page using front-page.php. I created a page in the admin with a title and chose the front-page.php in the template dropdown. ...
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is_front_page only works in theme file, and does not work in functions.php

If I use is_front_page() in my front-page.php file it works as expected. However if I use the same function in my theme functions.php file it does not work. Is this normal behavior? If not can it be ...
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How to prevent the default home rewrite to a static page

I'm looking for a way to prevent the default behaviour (when you have a static page set as the site homepage or 'frontpage' (in settings>reading>front page displays ); I want the domain.com/ ...
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Filter front page posts by category

I have three categories (news, pics, vids), but I have all of them showing up on my front page. I would just like the front page to have the news category (and possibly uncategorized category) to show....
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Can you select a post as the front page or only pages?

Is it possible to select a post as the front page but show all the posts lists? Here's what I'm trying to do. I can easily create posts and I want to set one of them to be the posts page but when I ...
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How to check if current static page is frontpage from admin plugin

I set static page as front page. I need to know if user currently on homepage in my custom plugin. Functions is_home() and is_front_page() doesn't works, since homepage is static page. I can get an ...
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Can I hide a specific post from latest posts page?

Let's say that I have a post that I only want to be shown in the page of the category that it belongs to. The problem is that this post is also visible in the latest posts page. Is there a way to ...
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666 views

Custom URL for all posts in Wordpress

I have a wordpress site with static page as the front page. I want to have /blog to display the recent posts. How can I do that? thanks.
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home.php or frontpage (via settings) for theme?

OK. I'm getting conflicting instructions from my training resources (again). This time the issue for me is "how to set a default homepage". One tutorial (Coyers "WordPress 3: Creating and Editing ...
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Should I use custom post types for a front page video feature (vimeo)?

I'd like to create a front page video feature that embeds a vimeo video of the users choosing. I'd like the user to only have to input the video code. For instance, for http://vimeo.com/24474320 - I'...
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How can I make WordPress serve homepage to different URL?

I would like to set up a landing page and a homepage for my WordPress website. I am new to WordPress, but I am an experienced web developer. WordPress will only serve the homepage content if the URL ...
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How can I create a “Read More” link using the_excerpt() on a static front page?

I'm working on a website that uses a static front page. It also shows the single most recent blog post. This was achieved by creating a page and using a custom page template. Sometimes, the blog post ...
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front end publishing not working on front-end page

I have a custom front end publishing form on my website, based on this article. It works perfectly when I put this code inside a page, but when on the front-end page (homepage), it doesn't work, and ...
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How to set a custom post type post as static front page?

I am writing my custom theme from scratch and I have a custom post type 'my_frontpage' and want to declare one of it's posts as front-page. I want to do this via admin, hence simply add my cpt to the ...
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Preventing frontpage to be deleted/moved to trash

I want to prevent my frontpage to be deleted/moved to trash using this: add_action( 'wp_trash_post', 'tcb_page_delete_check' ); add_action( 'before_delete_post', 'tcb_page_delete_check' ); ...
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Output shows a page instead of a list of blog postings

I have the below code in front-page.php (with that page set in Settings > Reading); however, something is wrong because the posts aren't showing. The output is shown below. Can someone identify what ...
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271 views

Pagination is somewhat working on frontpage, doesn't update when “prev” is clicked

I followed the very simple tutorial that's on this page: http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/wordpress-pagination-a-primer/ (Scroll down to "A Better Solution") - He makes it seem so simple, and it works ...
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WP Multisite Static Frontpage

I created a multisite and my question is as followed: Im trying to display a default static page for each new site. So when they create a new site, they automatically get a default page I made. This ...
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Frontpage pagination issue with paginate_links() function

I'm using following snippet to output pagination: // get the current page if ( get_query_var('paged') ) { $current_page = get_query_var('paged'); } else if ( get_query_var('page') ) { $...
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Reading Settings -> Front Page displays “Static Page” being reset

Every day my WordPress blog is going from a static page, back to "your latest posts". I am not setting this setting, something is doing this automatically! Any ideas what to check for? Is there any ...
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671 views

Setting a static home page and blog page without using the settings

This may seem like a stupid question, and it probably isn't possible, but is it possible for me to set a static home page (using front-page.php) and a blog page (using home.php, I think) in my theme, ...
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482 views

is_home() in HTML head

Is there a way to check if the current page is the home page from within the head? My style.php needs the number of posts in the slider, but only on the home page. So I count my posts like this: <...
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How to display thumbnail and excerpt of a page on homepage?

How to display attached thumbnail and excerpt (about 200 words) of a page on homepage? <?php $page_data = get_page( 401 ); // Get page ID 401 echo '<h3>'. $page_data->post_title .'</...
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wp_title() empty on a static front page

I'm trying to use wp_title() to create a heading for my pages, but I'm using a static front page and, while all of the other pages render the title properly, the front page won't. This is what I'm ...
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117 views

How to show only posts with images?

I want to hide posts without images on the front page, so I need get an array of ids of those posts. I know how hide posts on the home page by id, but I need to show only posts with images. This is ...
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Paginated pages are showing correct content but pagination links are not

I am using a custom WP_Query to display posts on static front page. and generating numbered pagination links with paginate_links functions. This is the code I have... $latest_args = array( '...
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511 views

Trying to exclude first 5 posts from the first page on the homepage

I'm trying to exclude the first 5 posts from the first page on the homepage, but I'm unable to get it right. This is the patern that I'd like to follow: Page 1: Post 5, Post 6, Post 7, Post 8, Post ...
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Custom background for the index page only?

I am stuck at add_custom_background. I can change background color/image but I only want to change my index page. Currently, the changes apply on the whole page. I want to make the changes from WP-...
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Pagination causes error 404 when used with front-page.php

I am creating front-page.php. This page will display the latest featureed posts, and will also have pagination option to go to the previous featured posts. I wrote the code for frontpage as follows $...
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Can we allow users to choose front page from theme options?

I know it's easy to choose Front Static page from settings>reading>front page. However, I am looking for a way to have this feature in theme options. Can we do this?
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How to target only the front page (not subsequent paginated pages) in theme/plugin?

I'd like to switch on the front page ONLY. Not subsequent paginated pages (like ?paged=2). I want to output certain output only on the "true" front page of the site. I've tried: <?php if (...
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126 views

Set a static front-page as a landing page programmatically

I am in process to create my first wordpress theme with underscores.me skeleton, the theme i would like to create its a business theme so when my theme is activated to land directly to a static front-...
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Ways to have multiple front-page.php templates that can be swapped out?

I essentially want to create several different front-page.php templates with different loops and layouts and then present an option in the admin panel to select one template on one day and a different ...
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Create static front-page with 3-5 recent posts

I am struggling with front/landing page customization for my custom designed theme. I have designed custom theme and pretty much coded it using the Underscore boilerplate. As I understands, the ...
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Arrange posts by date in front page

I have code to show the 5 last posts from every category on the front page. However, at the moment they are ordered category by category. Is it possible to order them by post date, but still have 5 ...
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Displaying recent post excerpts on static front page

I'm trying to display a static front page with recent posts at the bottom. Specifically, I want to display just an excerpt from the recent posts, as would be returned by the_content() if I had a ...
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207 views

Create a front page template and separate page for posts?

I'm building a WordPress theme. I need two type of pages, one is home page which will display on www.example.com. I also need a list of all my posts on www.example.com/blog/, but I need both in one ...
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ID of Front-Page

I like to get the ID of the selected front page. My page uses an Template for that page. I've read about get_option('page_on_front'), but this didn't work for me. Is there any function to get this ID?...
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How to display summary content from a Page (Not a Post) on another page

I created a Page called "About Joe" as a page in WordPress. Then on a different page (e.g. the homepage), I wish to display a summary which includes: a thumbnail the 1st paragraph link to page ...