Load a Different Header in WordPress

August 21, 2013

This little snippet can come in handy when you need to serve a different header on a per page basis.

All you need to do is create a new header file – header-yourfilename.php and then put in some logic in your desired template file.

In my case I have a header file called header-home.php and in my homepage template I include the following at the top like so:


if(is_front_page())
{
    get_header('home');
}
else
{
    get_header();
}
?>

It is probably worth mentioning that if you want your header on a different type of page, all you need to do is adjust the conditional tag. More information on conditional tag’s can be found on the codex.