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How to create Blog Post Specific Widget

I want to create widgets which will display based on post. I have considered the option of creating a widget post type using Advanced custom post type plugin and populate this widget while writing post. What I want to understand is, is there any out of box functionality available which can be achieved easily. Or […]

What is archive.php used for?

Dumb Questions Ahead: If index.php and archive.php are practically the same thing, what’s the point of having archive.php? When should I ever want to use archive.php over index.php? If I use front-page and Blog, it doesn’t switch to archive.php which you might expect to and then use index.php in the place of front-page.php.

index.php template is used instead of blog page

I am trying to set WordPress so that home page is static, and the blog page is a separate page. So, I created two page templates in my theme., lets call them home_template and blog_template. Then, I created two WordPress pages (from Pages -> Add New). The first page is called Home, and is using […]

How to show a full post, not just an excerpt

I have a blog page where blog posts have an excerpt on with a continue reading link below. When the link is clicked the full post should appear/or should be diverted to. This isn’t that case. The user is diverted to the post, however only the excerpt is displayed along with a continue reading link […]

A function to fetch blog content via rss feed

I am trying to make a function which take an rss fedd URL and fetches the most recent 2 posts. I have tried to remake the snippet from here to a full function in funtions.php as following. I don’t want to use a plugin for this since the plugins I have looked at have been […]

Display sidebar if blog

I have two sidebars registered. One called Sidebar (sidebar-1) and the other called Blog Sidebar (sidebar-2). I would like to display the Blog sidebar on the blog index and single posts. As WordPress doesn’t have a conditional tag for the blog page, I have tried the following via sidebar.php: <?php if ( is_front_page() && is_home() […]

How to post twitter like updates on wordpress

Is there a plugin or a hack such that I can make short updates similar to twitter’s on my own wordpress blog? Perhaps making use of a custom post type or something on those lines? What i’m trying to achieve is to create short (150 character limit) posts different to the regular posts on the […]

is_singular() not working if called via callback function of admin-ajax.php

In my single.php I’ve some code like this … if(is_singular(‘post’)) { echo ‘Blog’; } else { echo ‘CPT’; } If I approach single.php from blog or CPT index page by using the_permalink(), this condition works correctly. It show ‘Blog’ when I open single blog post and shows ‘CPT’ when I open single CPT. Now the […]

WP_Query doesn't get sticky post at the top, when used in a page template

I’m creating a theme in which I’ve created a page template called page_default-blog.php to be used for creating a blog page. In this file I have the following code: $paged = (get_query_var(‘page’)) ? get_query_var(‘page’) : 1; $args = array( ‘paged’ => $paged, ); $custom_query = new WP_Query($args); if ($custom_query->have_posts()) : while($custom_query->have_posts()) : $custom_query->the_post(); ?> the_title(); […]

Make Search Function include subdomain (

Wondering if there’s a way to edit our search.php or .htaccess or function.php (or anything else…) so that our search function on our main site ( includes the subdomain of Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated it..