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I would like to use get_template_part(); to load a different template parts on different pages. so on the home page it loads get_template_part( 'content', 'home' ); and on the blog page it would load get_template_part( 'content', 'blog' );.

I'm new to PHP but should there be a conditional tag that I could use to load things by page?

  • When you say a conditional tag, do you mean something like these Conditional Tags? – Pat J May 20 '15 at 20:55
  • You're thinking xml tags, think php variables, get_template_part('content', $page ); – Tim Hallman May 20 '15 at 22:24
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For question as stated it would be easiest to retrieve page's slug and pass it as second argument:

get_template_part( 'content', get_post_field( 'post_name', get_post() ) );

Note that you would want to have generic content.php for pages that don't have dedicated template (if any).

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