I'd like my homepage to only display posts from a single tag. Is this possible? If yes, please advise.

For instance,


will only display posts with the sometag tag, but how do I get www.mysite.com to automatically display only the posts seen on

www.mysite.com/tag/sometag page?


You should use pre_get_posts to alter the main query on the home page.

With the proper conditional tags and parameters (check WP_Query for available parameters) you can achieve what you need

You can do the following to just display posts from a given tag on your homepage

add_action( 'pre_get_posts', function ( $query ) {
    if ( !is_admin() && $query->is_home() && $query->is_main_query() ) {
        $query->set( 'tag', 'SLUG_OF_TAG' );
  • ps: I think we can simplify it further and skip !is_admin() here because of the is_home check. – birgire Jan 12 '15 at 9:36
  • @birgire I agree. The use of !is_admin() has become such a habit for me with pre_get_posts, I tend to overuse it sometimes, specially with is_home() checks ;-) – Pieter Goosen Jan 12 '15 at 9:40
  • hehe, same with me, it's usually the first condition that I write down regardless of other conditions ;-) But sometimes I use is_admin() outside the callback function if I'm playing with stuff and tired of the usual if conditions ;-) – birgire Jan 12 '15 at 9:45
  • Hahaha, absolutely exactly the same here. – Pieter Goosen Jan 12 '15 at 9:46
  • Does this work with WP version 4.9.7? In which file (and where inside that file) do I need to add the code above? – johann_ka Aug 1 '18 at 12:26

For that; first you have to make Custom Page template and add following loop in it and customize it in what ever way you want.


      'tag' => 'yourtag',
      'showposts'=>5     // set number of post you want to display
    $my_query = new WP_Query($args);
    if( $my_query->have_posts() ) {
      while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); ?>

        <p><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></p>

        // display what ever you want in this post

  wp_reset_query();  // Restore global post data stomped by the_post().

Then create a Page and select this custom page template for it.

Next from settings set this page as static home page and you are ready to GO.

  • No, don't use a custom query. – Pieter Goosen Jan 9 '15 at 18:14
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    @PieterGoosen thanks for introducing some great and straight forward stuff up there. – Mohammad Mursaleen Jan 10 '15 at 17:34
  • My pleasure. For your reading, please feel free to check this post I have done a while back regarding where to use custom queries and where not and what are the pro's and con's – Pieter Goosen Jan 10 '15 at 17:38

Custom wp queries will work perfectly, but in many cases pagination or a other elements gone or be "broken".

I use a not a ideal but "simplest" way: 301 redirection in Custom Page template for a orginal WP tag page.

Example piece of code:

 * Template Name:  Your Custom Redirect Name
header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
header("Location: hxxp://yoursite.com/tag/your-tag-slug/");

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