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Non static home page with static content WordPress


Going to try and explain this as best as I can.

my index.php contains static text like this:


static text

loop to show latest 10 blog posts

static text

older entries link


when I click the older entries link the same static text shows and the loop produces the older posts. the url structure is:

I have tried the following so that the static text does not show up on /page/2

1. tried wrapping the text using is_home() and is is_front_page() conditional tags without setting static page in settings/reading (in wp-admin)

2. same as above, but created a page called home and set it to the static page. This caused the loop to not work.

the loop I'm using:

<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

<h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to
<?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>

<?php the_content('Read the rest of this entry &raquo;'); ?>
<?php edit_post_link('Edit', '', ' '); ?>
<br />
<hr style="color:#0065D7;" />
<br />
<?php endwhile; ?>

<?php else : ?>
<h2 class="center">Not Found</h2>
<p class="center">Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn't here.</p>
<?php endif; ?>

3. tried setting a blog posts page in settings/reading without and with a static page set.

What I want is that static text to not display on the next pages as it might be interpreted as duplicate content.

Answers (5)


Arnav Joy answers:

do not make any front page or any thing else

try this in your index.php

$paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;

echo $paged;

this will give you the page no. you are currently in like 1,2,....

you can use it

<?php if($paged <= 1) { ?>

<!-- static content -->

<?php } ?>


Julio Potier answers:

Hello, try this conditionnal tag :

$paged = get_query_var( 'page' ) ? get_query_var( 'page' ) : false;
if ( $paged === false )
// This is not a paginated page (or it's simply the first page of a paginated page/post)

// This is a paginated page.


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Romel Apuya answers:

have you tried adding those conditions on content-page.php?
or page.php?

Romel Apuya comments:

if you want i can take a look at the theme that you are using.
can you provide ftp details via PM.



Navjot Singh answers:

Try this code in your existing index.php:

$paged = $wp_query->get( 'paged' );

if ( ! $paged || $paged < 2 )
{ ?>
static text
<?php }


Thierry Pigot answers:


For the home page, copy the <strong>index.php</strong> file and rename this file as <strong>front-page.php</strong>.

Now, in the <strong>index.php</strong> file remove the static text.