Opt-In Front Page Plugin For WordPress

The Opt-In Front Page plugin lets you add posts to your front page on an opt-in basis, rather than remove posts on an opt-out basis. This allows you to manage any number of asides categories.

In short, only posts in your “Blog” (or “News”) category will appear on your front page and its RSS feed when you use this plugin.

It changes your main category’s url as relevant, and it fallbacks to normal blog mode when no ‘blog’ (or ‘news’) category exists or when the latter is empty.

You can safely change your “Blog” or “News” category’s name after it is created: The opt-in front page plugin looks for the category with a slug of “blog” or “news”.


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Frequently Asked Questions


The Semiologic forum is the best place to report issues. Please note, however, that while community members and I do our best to answer all queries, we’re assisting you on a voluntary basis.

If you require more dedicated assistance, consider using Semiologic Pro.

Change log

Version 4.4.1 =

  • Development has ceased on this plugin. Updated source and readme accordingly

Version 4.4 =

  • WP 4.0 compat

Version 4.3.1 =

  • Clear internal cache upon WP upgrade

Version 4.3 =

  • Code refactoring
  • WP 3.9 compat

Version 4.2.1 =

  • WP 3.8 compat

Version 4.2 =

  • WP 3.6 compat
  • PHP 5.4 compat

Version 4.1.3 =

  • Fix non static calling warning

Version 4.1.2 =

  • WP 3.5 compat

Version 4.1.1 =

  • Enhance memcached support
  • Apply filters to permalinks
  • Fix the main category cache on new sites

Version 4.1 =

  • Implement an auto-installer

Version 4.0 =

  • Use the taxonomy API to fetch the main category
  • Support the use of "News" in addition to "Blog"
  • Localization
  • Code enhancements and optimizations