For the record my site is within a local development environment so I will not be able to post any links. Due to the nature of my question I doubt that would be necessary though, but I just thought I’d mention it.
I need help! Let’s get down to it:
I’m currently not using a static front page because I like how Sparkling handles everything as is.
However, I simply want to be able to add custom content on the first page of posts only (which is my front page) that will appear above the latest post. For example; add a widget or any other custom code that is unique to that page only.
I have the right sidebar active site-wide, and want this content to appear above the first post but inside of the post column (so to the right of the sidebar, not above everything like the slider - which I have deactivated).
I’ve tinkered with page.php and adding anything to that will add it to all pages.
I’ve also copied page.php and renamed it to front-page.php but that still affects all pages, and also breaks the design (excerpts turn into full posts, link to page 2 disappears, etc.).
After researching the support forums here, I understand that creating a static front page may resolve my issue, but if there is a possible solution without doing so that would be much more ideal.
Regardless, if a static front page is my only choice… how would I go about creating a static front page that is an exact replica of the normal first page of posts and allows custom code or widgets? Also, once that is done how can I tell the theme to ignore the old “page1” to avoid having duplicate content?
I appreciate any help offered. I’ve been a lurker here for a while and this is the first time I either couldn’t find a solution already existing on the forums or figuring it out on my own.
P.S. This code in content-page.php:
<?php // Checks if this is homepage to enable homepage widgets if ( is_front_page() ) : get_sidebar( 'home' ); endif; ?>
Is there any way to add a line within that if conditional statement like “is_first_page” or “is_home” that will allow the insertion of custom code that will display on first page of posts only?