Only Show Paragraph for Specific URL

Posted on 2006-06-29
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi, thanks in advance for your help.

There is a paragraph that I want to only have shown on the home page of my site. However because of the way the site designer developed it, the paragraph I wrote appears on every single page of the entire site.

What I am looking for is a conditional statement that will check to see if it's the home page in four different variations: i.e.,,, and

If it finds that the current page is any of those referring to the homepage, I'd like to echo about a three paragraphs worth of introductory material. For the rest of the pages, it should not show up at all.

I appreciate any help I can get on this. Thanks.
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dr_dedo earned 30 total points
ID: 17014829
do this if condition

if (echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] != 'index.php') {
hide the paragraphs
} else {
show them
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Assisted Solution

by:Harisha M G
Harisha M G earned 20 total points
ID: 17014845
Hi, please try this:

1) Put

        echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];

on the index page, and see what it prints.

2) Assuming it prints out "/index.php", put the code as follows..

if($_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] == "/index.php")
    echo "Introduction";

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Expert Comment

by:Harisha M G
ID: 17014850
dr_dedo, sorry. Didn't refresh
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Author Comment

ID: 17015160
Hi thanks for your help.

One thing I should have noted is that this is a blog site. Therefore every single page on the site hypothetically has an index.php file name. I.e. a link to blue widgets page would look like

How would I adjust the code to make it so it only identifies the homepage URL? Thanks so much.
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Expert Comment

by:Harisha M G
ID: 17015180
Did you ty the suggestion ? Use 'SCRIPT_FILENAME' instead of 'PHP_SELF'

You will get the absolute path name, which you can compare easily. Ie., for the first you'll get /index.php, and for the second, you'll get /blue-widgets/index.php

Author Comment

ID: 17015835
Sorry guys, I tried both and it's still not working. It seems as though no matter what page I am on, the script echos the same 'SCRIPT_FILENAME' which is /home/computer/public_html/index.php, problem is, the conditional turns out to be true no matter the URL and returns that same exact line.

Hopefully there is a way to resolve this issue. Thanks so much.

Author Comment

ID: 17015849
I want to point at that this prob occurs for both SCRIPT_FILENAME and PHP_SELF.

In the case of PHP_SELF, it returns "index.php" no matter which blog page I have surfed to. I am really confused.

Author Comment

ID: 17015938
Alright guys, another thread on this site helped me find a workable solution:

Here is what I did


if ($url=='')
echo "Introduction";


Thanks for everyone's help though, it was instrumental in helping me find the solution. Thanks.

Author Comment

ID: 17015945
I think normally your solutions would have worked, it's just that I have a few quirks in my CMS. Points assigned accordingly. Thanks again.

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