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WordPress PHP for WordPress PHP Basics for WordPress Custom Loops

How does Wordpress know that the page-custom file that is being edited is suppose to show up on "Custom Page" page?

On the video Zac Gordon shows us he is editing the files called page custom and that the wp_query is doing loops and showing content on "Custom Page" page. How does wordpress know that the code in page-custom.php is suppose to show up on page custom?

1 Answer

Zac uses child-theme. So he put page-custom.php in the folder and uploaded it. Now every time you open a page WordPress looks up for any changes in this folder.

I guess so