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A "static" blog page: isn't it a contradiction?
At the beginning of this video, the instructor selects the blog page using the home.php template as a "static" front-page. I don't understand why he didn't select the "Your latest posts" option (or what is that option for, exactly).
Jonathan GrieveTreehouse Moderator 90,705 Points
A static blog page is simply a page that is selected to be controlled by the home.php template. And it's that home.php template that controls the "Blog posts" option.
WordPress knows which version of the template you want but either the Static Front Page or the blog index page is controlled by home.php.
Thanks for your answer, but I still don't get why don't we select the option "Front page displays: Your latest posts" in order to display the blog page as front page.