I have a page marked as the Posts page that lists most recent blog posts.

It is at path /blog.

I want to know when the user is on this page so that I can display a list of categories of blog posts at the beginning of the page. I already did this in singular.php and in the rest of the cases in index.php.

For me is_home() returns true when on the landing page. And I use its behavior in index.php.

I tried a little to use this but it does not work:

get_page_by_path('/blog') == get_post()

So my current code is:

if (!is_home() || get_page_by_path('/blog') == get_post()) {

and in the /blog page the blog categories are not shown. I am sure it is because of this condition in the if above.

Update 1

This condition does not work:

$_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] === '/blog'

because it is not /blog, but index.php (behavior build through .htaccess I guess).

Update 2


Translated: Blog - Articles Page

This is not considered front page.

Update 3


From this screenshot I think that home is Start (LP) and Blog is Posts page. Because of this I do not get why the is_front_page call is there:

if (!is_front_page() && is_home() || is_archive()) {
  • "why the is_front_page call is there" - so you could do just if ( is_home() || is_archive() ) because is_home() would only be true on the Posts page (your "Blog" Page); however there's no harm checking for is_front_page() which would ensure the current page is not the "Start" Page which is the static site homepage.
    – Sally CJ
    Mar 26, 2021 at 8:09

1 Answer 1


You could try this instead

if (!is_front_page() && is_home()) {

Explanation for the difference between front_page an home is here: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/239838 if you set a page as a blog-page it is "home", in your case the landing-page is the so called "front_page". This is WordPress specific.

  • In my case the home page is the landing page and the /blog page is not the front page. Mar 23, 2021 at 0:31
  • I have updated the question with more information. Mar 23, 2021 at 0:36
  • @silviubogan, have you actually tried the code in this answer?
    – Sally CJ
    Mar 23, 2021 at 2:06
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    Try using the exact condition as in this answer: !is_front_page() && is_home() - and I believe that should work if you want to check whether the current page is the Posts page at /blog.
    – Sally CJ
    Mar 23, 2021 at 2:22
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    It works! Thanks! The final condition I use is !is_front_page() && is_home() || is_archive(). I still have to focus more to understand the role of is_front_page call in it. Mar 23, 2021 at 2:38

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