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Input your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.In this scenario, using the Template Hierarchy, WordPress will determine what to display in the context of Front Page and Blog Posts Index.


Front Page:



Page Template Hierarchy (custom page template, page-slug.php, page-id.php, page.php, index.php)

Blog Post Index:


Home Template Hierarchy (home.php, index.php)

That means that, according to the Template Hierarchy, the correct file to use to define a custom blog posts index is the home.php template file, and not a custom page template. In fact, when users have properly configured a static front page and assigned pages to display the site front page and the blog posts index, a custom page template is pointless. Even if the user applies the template-blog.php custom page template to the page assigned to display the blog posts index, WordPress will ignore it, because the blog posts index uses the Home template hierarchy, and not the Page template hierarchy. WordPress will look for the home.php template file, and will fall back to the index.php template file.