I'm pulling in scripts.php through functions.php. this is in scripts.php but for some reason, wordpress isn't recognizing is_home(). i've tried resetting the query, but to no avail. Am I hooking into the right function?


function my_scripts_method2() {
    wp_register_script('cycle', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/cycle.js', array('jquery'));
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_scripts_method2');

function my_scripts_method() {
    wp_register_script('homepage', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/homepage.js', 'cycle');
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_scripts_method');

2 Answers 2


At the time functions.php is included during bootup, WordPress has no idea on the contents of the query, and doesn't know the nature of the page. is_home will return false.

Wrap the code in a function and have it triggered by the wp hook, which comes after the global query object has been hydrated with data.

add_action( 'wp', 'wpse47305_check_home' );
function wpse47305_check_home() {
    if ( is_home() )
        add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'my_scripts' );

function my_scripts() {

The wp_enqueue_scripts action runs after wp.



try with $_SERVER[REQUEST_URI] . It works for me ;) In my case I have this script for charging the enqueue scripts only on the front:

if ($_SERVER[REQUEST_URI]=='/'){
    add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', '***********');

echo the $_SERVER[REQUEST_URI] and you'll see his value for each page you are so you can work with it ;)

  • So you assume that $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] will always equal / on is_home()? Aside from missing quotes around that array key, you will have problems running this on the command line and maybe with cron jobs. Also a server could be set up completely different, or you could define /home as your home directory without stripping it. In short: This will not work.
    – kaiser
    Commented Feb 27, 2016 at 12:15

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