I am trying to get CMS page identifier with Mage::getSingleton('cms/page')->getIdentifier(); in a footer.phtml but for some reason I am getting no-route on all the pages.

It used to work before but not anymore. My Magento version is Am I missing something here?

I want to get the home page Identifier so I can use if/else statements to show a different message in homepage footer.

Update: I have tried both the solutions provided by @pawan below, apparently they did not work.

  • do you want to show message on only home page. Right ? – Pawan Nov 3 '18 at 17:11
  • there are two messages. One will be on the home page and other one rest of the pages. – Kevin S Nov 4 '18 at 5:54
  • Please see my Answer, if have any issue let me know. – Pawan Nov 4 '18 at 6:05
  • did you try my solution ? – Pawan Nov 4 '18 at 9:33
  • See my Edit in answer. – Pawan Nov 4 '18 at 16:29

You can use below code:

$routeName = Mage::app()->getRequest()->getRouteName(); 
$identifier = Mage::getSingleton('cms/page')->getIdentifier();

if($routeName == 'cms' && $identifier == 'home') {
    echo 'Message for Home page';
} else {
    echo 'Common message for others';

If above code not work, You can alternatively use:

if(Mage::getBlockSingleton('page/html_header')->getIsHomePage()) {
    echo 'Message for Home page';
} else {
    echo 'Common message for others';

Answer Source

Update I

Another way to check Home Page by Marius

$action = Mage::app()->getFrontController()->getAction()->getFullActionName();
    if ($action == 'cms_index_index') {
        echo 'Message for Home page';
else {
     echo 'Common message for others';

Update II

It can be done using CSS

<div style="display: none;" class="home-msg">Message for Home page</div>
<div class="rest-msg">Common message for others</div>

<style type="text/css">
    .cms-index-index .rest-msg{display: none;}
    .cms-index-index .home-msg{display: block;}
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  • Both of the solutions did not work. – Kevin S Nov 4 '18 at 16:10
  • could you check home page identifier in admin ? – Pawan Nov 4 '18 at 16:22
  • the url key is home – Kevin S Nov 5 '18 at 4:22
  • after $action = Mage::app()->getFrontController()->getAction()->getFullActionName(); when I do echo of $action it returns cms_index_noRoute – Kevin S Nov 5 '18 at 4:25
  • if you are not able to check home page, it can be done using CSS – Pawan Nov 5 '18 at 4:36

Please follow below steps and try.

  1. Disable Cache and see if that is working as expected.
  2. If it is working then that should be related to cache.
  3. I suggest keeping different footer template for the homepage. You can achieve this by changing the footer template in homepage using "Layout Update XML".

Hope this helps. Please try.

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