How To Detect Homepage In WordPress

Sometimes you might want to detect whether the current WordPress page is home page or not. This can be helpful if you want to display/hide certain content of your blog. For example – hide advertisements on home page, display a welcome message, etc.

Now there are different ways to do this. I’ll try and explain all of these in this post.

WordPress has two inbuilt functions is_home() and is_front_page() which can help you to detect homepage in WordPress. Lets understand how to use them –

is_home()

If you are not using a static home page, then this is the function which can help you to detect whether the current page is home page or not. You can use the code given below to display content only on homepage and hide from all other pages.

is_front_page()

If you are using a static home page then instead of is_home() function, you have to use is_front_page() function. And the code to detect home page is given below.

Problem with Widgets

The is_home() and is_front_page() might not work well if you place them or use them inside the widgets or widget functions. And to solve that we can just get rid of WordPress functions and directly use URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) check method as given below.

Direct URI Check

Instead of WordPress methods, I’d recommend you guys to use the code given below.

Just replace line number 3 with your desired code. This code works reliably well on all WordPress pages. I hope this works out for you guys. If you have any doubts feel free to comment below.

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