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Different footer for home page

  • I know this topic has been covered extensively, but I can’t seem to make it work. I am using the twenty eleven theme (reconfigured obviously).

    I want to make a different footer for the home page:

    http://www.meagansegal.com

    All I want to do is remove the “home” button on the left for the home page. I created a new footer called “footer-home.php” and removed the link in question.

    Here is what I put into the index.php page:

    <?php
    if ( is_home() ) :
    get_footer(‘home’);
    else :
    get_footer();
    endif;
    ?>

    Where am I going wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Well, it may be that the page you are using for your front page may not actually be “home”, so just substitute is_home() with is_front_page() if you set a static front page in the backend.

    I would say though, just as an aside, that a simpler method would be to just to wrap te home list item with the if statement above in your footer.php file, then you don’t need an additional footer-home.php file.

    I like the second option much better!

    So you’re saying if I put inside the list item like so:

    <li class=”homeNav” ?php
    if ( is_home() ) :
    get_footer(‘home’);
    else :
    get_footer();
    endif;
    ?>

    That would work?

    Moderator Michael

    @alchymyth

    Forum Moderator

    try to utilize the body_class() output of the home page .home to hide the ‘home’ nav tab on the home page:

    .home #navBottom .homeNav {display:none;}

    @alchymyth Oh yes — so simple — 🙂

    Worked perfectly!! Thank you so much!!! Lovin WordPress…

    I’d be careful hiding things like this using CSS. The main reason not ot is that the Google still sees your source code and knows that there’s a menu there with a lot of links in it, but it’s hidden from users. In their eyes, this can be considered “cloaking” and can penalise your site in search rankings. This might not be a big concern for you, but it’s something to remember.

    Your PHP function was almost there to make this work. The only thing that I would tell you to change is to have is_front_page() instead of is_home(). I know this sounds a bit silly, but I’ve been caught with this a few times before.

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