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  • Resolved AmethystZ


    I must be going nuts and this has never happened before for me with other sites I’ve built.

    There’s an extra page called home on the site I didn’t create, can’t get rid of and can’t edit cos I can’t find it.

    I’ve done the obvious and created a new “home1” page and told WordPress that “Home1” is the new static home page but I still have this other page called “Home” that I never created and can’t even locate. This is driving me batty!

    Do I ahve to reinstall WordPress again or have I done something so dam stupid and I can’t see it?
    Help really appreciated.

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  • Michael


    Forum Moderator

    look into header.php and see if this ‘home’ is hardcoded into the horizontal navigation. you might find some code similar to this:

    <div id="nav">
    				<li class="page_item "><a href="<?php ... ?>">Home</a></li>
    <?php wp_list_pages....

    if so, you can delete the hard-coded link:

    <li class="page_item "><a href="<?php ... ?>">Home</a></li>



    Forum Moderator

    The unwanted Home link has been hardcoded into your current theme. Try editing your theme’s header.php file and deleting:

    <li class="page_item "><a href="<?php bloginfo('url');?>">Home</a></li>

    I’ll give it a go and let you knwo what happens, thanks so much πŸ™‚

    It worked! I love you folks! )
    Seriously though I am grateful, it was doing my ehad in. Now I can finish the build properly. Thanks so much!

    Hey hey,

    I’m trying to do the same but can’t find this

    <li class=”page_item “>“>Home

    anywhere. It’s not in my header.php. and cant find it anywhere in the coding.

    I’m using WP 3.0.1

    Please help… πŸ™‚


    As a plugin author its a real bummer when people say its broken, when its not.
    Thisthread accuses ‘extra page’ of being broken, but infact its actually just a piece of the theme template. and its not even a defect or bug over there. its just the link to the dynamic front page

    @edjonesorganist – provide a link. or try searching for ‘home’ instead of that big string. your theme might not have the li class labeled as page_item….. or why not see if there is a file called ‘navigation.php’ and look in there too……

    ..unfounded ‘broken’ votes make me a saad panda..



    Hello I have same issue, and have just started to use word press can you please direct me were to find header.php for Home page not I can’t find to delete sorry to be so basic but need to know to fix my issue. Thank you



    I found header.php but could not find – <div id=”nav”>

      <li class=”page_item “>“>Home
      <?php wp_list_pages…. Could someone please advise before I stuff something up.
      Thank you

    try searching for a smaller portion of the string.. Or even including a link for us to look at.

    Bottom line is this.. The code that generates the ‘Home’ link is different in every theme. Even its location in the header is not a sure bet.
    Try this, open header.php and search for just the word ‘Home’. See if that helps. If not, take a look at the files in your theme directory. Maybe there is a file called nav-bar.php or something similar and header.php references it. Try looking in there (if it exists) and seeing if you can find the word ‘home’?
    Hope this helps.



    Not that familiar with code have most of header.php code here if you could explain what part of this is to be remove would be much appreciated.

    [Code moderated as per the Forum Rules. Please use the pastebin]



    Did I say anything wrong, can anyone assist. Please

    it generates that link in a function, then the header calls it as a hook

    send me the url to your site, and copy/paste your themes function.php to pastebin and link here



    Hello erikshosting

    Thank you for your assistance

    The following URL links to my home page with no content.

    [Large code excerpt removed by moderator per forum rules. Please use the pastebin for all large code excerpts. Β It works better anyway.]





    What is pastebin

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