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Posted on March 31, 2020

WordPress 101: Tips, Tricks & Hacks (How To Define Individual Post Display On Homepage)

WordPress with its unparalleled functionality has become a haven for bloggers and other digital creators. These creative people are using WordPress to power their dreams and crafting new adventures on the internet. The ease of use and customizability are two fundamental reasons why people love to use WordPress.

With WordPress, you can only create blogs, but also multi-page websites that can handle a lot of user traffic. No other Content Management System on the market has the same versatility as WordPress. This versatility has made WordPress the first choice among many businesses and individuals who want to dabble into many different niches and industries.

But this versatility often also leads to many complications. At the end of the, if you want to use WordPress to its full potential. You should be able to control and manage some of its core functions. For the people who are unaware of those core functions and features, don’t worry we are here to solve your queries.

How To Define Individual Post Display On Homepage

One such query many newbie WordPress developers, website owners have, is how to define individual posts and display them on the Homepage. A majority of WordPress themes, display all your content posts on the homepage. All such posts are shown in the same way, i.e. with small experts or images to identify each post. This causes many users to want to change their post display method on the website’s homepage.

Thus we will give you a hack that will help you in defining individual posts to display on your homepage. The below following points detail the same:

Step 1 – Locate a loop in your index.php file and replace it with the below code snippet to show each post individually:

<?php if (have_posts()) :

    while (have_posts()) : the_post();

         $customField = get_post_custom_values("full");

         if (isset($customField[0])) {

             //Custom field is set, display a full post

              the_title();

              the_content();

         } else {

             // No custom field set, let's display an excerpt

              the_title();

              the_excerpt();

    endwhile;

endif;

?>

Step 2 – Save the changes and now you will be able to create custom fields and define posts individually to be displayed on the homepage.


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