is_front_page(): bool

Determines whether the query is for the front page of the site.


This is for what is displayed at your site’s main URL.

Depends on the site’s "Front page displays" Reading Settings ‘show_on_front’ and ‘page_on_front’.

If you set a static page for the front page of your site, this function will return true when viewing that page.

Otherwise the same as is_home().

For more information on this and similar theme functions, check out the Conditional Tags article in the Theme Developer Handbook.


bool Whether the query is for the front page of the site.


function is_front_page() {
	global $wp_query;

	if ( ! isset( $wp_query ) ) {
		_doing_it_wrong( __FUNCTION__, __( 'Conditional query tags do not work before the query is run. Before then, they always return false.' ), '3.1.0' );
		return false;

	return $wp_query->is_front_page();



User Contributed Notes

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    If you are using a static page as your front page, this is useful:

    <title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?> &raquo; <?php is_front_page() ? bloginfo('description') : wp_title(''); ?></title>

    Usage in a Custom Function

    Added to your themes functions file, this code includes the is_front_page() conditional tag after the function name so the content only displays on the front page.

    add_action( 'loop_start', 'using_front_page_conditional_tag' );
    function using_front_page_conditional_tag() {
    	if ( is_front_page() ) {	
    		echo'<h2>Only Displays On The Front Page</h2>';
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    To check if any page is the current front page (for example, when you’re in a custom loop) you can use this function. It expects a page ID as argument:

    function wpdocs_page_is_front_page( int $id ) {
        // If this is set to anything else than 'page' there is no front page
        // anyway, so always return false
        if ( 'page' !== get_option( 'show_on_front' ) ) {
            return false;
        // Types for option values are string, so convert to int
        $front_id = (int) get_option( 'page_on_front' );
        return $front_id == $id;

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