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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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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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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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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698 views

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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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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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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532 views

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' ); ...
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2k views

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 - ...
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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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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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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_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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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 ...
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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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241 views

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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552 views

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 ...
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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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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 ...
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wordpress Static Page pagination

Im Using a post query in wordpress BUT the Pagination is not working, i don't know whats the problem BUT here is my code and i guess it's correct and no problem with it it shows that there is pages ...
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How to show taxonomy meta on frontpage?

For a website I am developing I have come across the following challenge. I have made a custom taxonomy "blog" (associated with both the Post-post_type and the User-object_type). With the taxonomy ...
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Do I need an empty page for a different blog page?

Okay, let's say I have a website with the following navigation: HOME - ABOUT - PRODUCT - NEWS - CONTACT The 'about' and 'contact' page are just simple pages of course. The 'product' page is just an ...
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134 views

Template hierarchy about pagination after front-page.php

Quick, simple. I have front-page.php working in Wordpress, and these loops over the main loop for my latest posts. The problem is the pagination template. When I get to site.com/page/2, it shows the ...
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173 views

Set front page option using custom fields?

Hello wordpress gurus! I want to be able to set the frontpage via a custom field. So for example, in the new page area in the wordpress admin there is a custom field that displays "Set as frontage", ...
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415 views

Showing option when page is frontpage

Currently I'm having some difficulties with below snippet. As it currently works it shows the_excerpt_rss on a single post and single page. AND it shows the option on is_home(). But what if a page ...
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51 views

How to get the post content from a category on my homepage

I'm trying to get posts with a specific category to show in a box on my home page. But ive only been able to get one post on my homepage. How can I make this work in the code below? With getting the ...
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WordPress site front page fails to load in IE

Disclaimer: I'm a front-end guy dabbling in back-end work. I have WordPress serving up a company Intranet site on a CentOS VM in a multiple vhost setup (LAMP). It resides at ...
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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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346 views

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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291 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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Pagination w/Static Front Page

I'm trying to add pagination to my frontpage. It's currently set to Settings --> Reading --> Static Page --> Frontpage: home I'm using a custom template for the homepage. I have my ...
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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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Page-loop is looping content from custom loops on the same site. How to avoid that?

i've made a custom home-page (with a template) and i'm using three loops on this site: two category-loops and on the bottom of the site the main loop for the page (the page content). the problem is: ...
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Home/front page won't display content after a form is submitted

I have setup a WordPress site using just pages (no posts) http://dev3.sugarvine.com/ I've created all the pages in the backend and made the 'About' page the front page. All the pages use index.php to ...
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How to find the page the front page is using?

I use WordPress theme Shiny. I had someone else do my site and now I am trying to figure out how to edit the homepage. The theme version is version 1.0.2. How can I edit my homepage?
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how to create a static front page for my blog in wordpress

I need php code to create a static front page for my blog.how do it by php in wordpress.anybody can help me.
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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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Show a different code on front page to other pages

I'm looking to display a list of posts in the header section on my template on all pages with the exception of the front page where I would like to show an image in place of the list of posts. Is ...
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Exclude all sticky posts front page twenty twelve

I am attempting to exclude all sticky posts from my front page in twenty twelve theme. I have attempted the following. I am making all changes to the child theme. To remove the following code from ...
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Conditional menu display

I have the line of code below with the intention to display the called menu in every other page except the home page but it still shows up on the home page. Any ideas what the problem could be. ...
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Display post details by post ID

I need to display post details by ID on front page template (front-page.php). On the front page I want to display the post’s title, excerpt & featured image. I have tried to do that but no idea ...
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posts not showing on index.php

Live site. I've got a custom theme, wherein the homepage(front-page.php) is static and the "posts" page is Press(index.php). Everything with the theme works great, with the exception of the posts not ...
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Static Front-Page Excerpts

Working on a new site, I'm trying to plant recent post excerpts on a static front-page. I had been doing all my static content outside of wordpress (as static files), but was convinced to pull ...
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What file is the standard frontpage that lists all the posts?

I want to edit something in my theme but i can't find the file that lists all the blogposts on the homepage. In the 'Reading' settings i have: Front page displays - your latests posts as the chosen ...
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How to best include widget area just on homepage?

I have a front-page.php defining the homepage of my theme (a Genesis child theme). In it, I have some custom widget areas, like so: genesis_register_sidebar( array( 'id' => 'cta', ...
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Why: sticky front page code, shows latest non-sticky on logged-in front page

I have this code to display only the latest sticky post on the front page. the strange thing is that, when I'm logged-in it shows non-sticky latest post, even if it's private... <?php ...
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358 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.