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PHP How to Build a WordPress Theme WordPress Theme Templates Activating a Custom Theme

front-page.php not loading

I have the convention Zach discusses, it makes sense. My problem/question is why my empty front-page.php is not loading. He states that with no content in the front-page.php you will not see any content. Then he adds some and we see it. My front-page.php is empty and I still am seeing content from index.php? Thanks

4 Answers

What level are you on and which tutorial? That may help me to see what is going on. I think you may be in Wordpress for Theme under the libraries.

Eric Breuers
Eric Breuers
Courses Plus Student 19,270 Points

In Settings > Reading try selecting "Front page displays a: 'static page'" and set the front page to the page name where you're expecting to see the front-page.php template. You can then set your posts page to whatever you'd like your blog posts (index.php by default) page to be.

Thank you both it seems like I need to have the drop-down for Front page as "Home" for it to do what Zach said it should. I don't know If I missed that step. Thanks