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What does Setting -> Reading Front Page and Post Page drop-downs have to do with the template hierarchy? Does changing these setting negate any of the Template Hierarchy workings. If so in which way? Thanks
Julian Price11,760 Points
I believe if Front-Page.php does not exist nor does Home.php exist it defaults to Index.php. Changing the reading setting allow you identify which page represents your Home Page in example Full Width Template it also acknowledges that page as the entry page so that the published home page has: mydomainname.com instead of mydomainname.com/home
Front Page was introduced to allow a Static Page instead of the most recent blog post or most often now a combination of both.
I hope that helped. Maybe others have a better answer because I am still learning as well.