I have some HTML code wrapped in a div tag that I'd like to place on the homepage.

Because I use a static page for a homepage, I'm guessing I should use is_front_page() and I should place the desired code in footer.php

This is what I have now in footer.php (just the snippet we need):

 if (is_front_page()) 
    //div html here
</body> </html>

What am I doing wrong here? Should I use echo in the php? Or should I use an OR statement in the IF (is_home OR is_front_page)

  • could you please elaborate whether you want that to display "html"code on all pages or just on homepage. Also do you have header.php file in you themes folder ? Dec 26, 2014 at 4:46
  • I think there is no is_home_page function. Where have you put your code? Dec 26, 2014 at 10:49
  • That was a typo, I meant is_front_page, but they already fixed my problem. I didn't do the php syntax right, I'm a total newbie to php so I made many mistakes. Dec 26, 2014 at 12:23

1 Answer 1


if you are just trying to put HTML inside PHP, just close PHP and wrap with HTML

<?php if ( is_front_page() ) { ?>
        HTML Code
<?php } ?>

And use is_front_page

  • It still doesn't work. When I just place my div html in the footer.php in the <body> tag it works - but on all pages. When I put the div tag in this php you gave me, it doesn't work. Where should I place this php anyway? I tried doing it in the body, html and outside those tags but still didn't work. Dec 25, 2014 at 23:36
  • Can you post your complete code so that, I can let you know. Please make sure, you try with is_home() as well. Thanks Dec 25, 2014 at 23:42
  • 2
    Corrected the code. Try it now
    – Robert hue
    Dec 26, 2014 at 3:55
  • It works now, Robert. Thanks. Can I edit the if statement to my likings? Putting something like if (is_front_page() || is_single() ) so they display on homepage and on single posts page? Dec 26, 2014 at 6:12
  • Yes you can do that, it will work. But keep PHP syntax correct otherwise it will not work.
    – Robert hue
    Dec 26, 2014 at 6:47

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