I set static page as front page.

I need to know if user currently on homepage in my custom plugin.

Functions is_home() and is_front_page() doesn't works, since homepage is static page.

I can get an id of this page :

$frontpage_id = get_option('page_on_front');

But how to get id of current page from admin plugin? (Then i'll be able to compare those ids and detect if current page is homepage!)

2 vancoder Code:

1) Set any static page as frontpage.

2) Create dummy plugin

3) Code of plugin :

$d = is_front_page();





should work, by didn't

2 Vancoder

Admin plugin means just plugin :) sorry

And those two lines is all context for now, try it yourself, it doesn't works.

WP version 3.3.2

  • is_front_page() should work. Can you show some of your code? – vancoder Apr 4 '13 at 21:04
  • I think you need to show your code in more context. is_front_page should work. – vancoder Apr 4 '13 at 21:17
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    What does your question mean by admin plugin? – vancoder Apr 4 '13 at 21:18

This is why I asked for more code context. I'll have to guess that you are checking for the front page outside of any hooked function, or inside a function that is called too early, before is_front_page() is ready.

The following will work.

function your_function()  {
$d = is_front_page();

add_action( 'wp', 'your_function' );
  • It works!!! Tnx, mate, saved a lot of time :) – johnode Apr 4 '13 at 22:01

I guess you are talking about the editor screen? If so, you can use the global variable $post_ID:

add_action( 'edit_form_after_title', 'wpse_94626_front_page_detection' );

function wpse_94626_front_page_detection()
    global $post_ID, $post_type;

    if ( empty ( $post_ID ) or 'page' !== $post_type )

    if ( $post_ID === (int) get_option( 'page_on_front' ) )
        print '<p><b>This is the front page!</b></p>';

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  • No, i talk about: when user loads any page on frontend, i should detect if this is homepage (in my custom plugin) – johnode Apr 4 '13 at 21:15
  • @sbxmal You cannot get to the front page page; WordPress will redirect that request to the front page automatically, and then is_front_page() is true. – fuxia Apr 4 '13 at 21:20
  • Maybe, i explained this not really clearly. I have plugin with code above ($d = is_front_page(); var_dump($d);). When i go to homepage of the site, i want to check in plugin is it really homepage or any other page. Homepage is set as static page. – johnode Apr 4 '13 at 21:25

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