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    I’m using latest WP version. In the dashboard settings, my front page is set as a static page with the front page named Home. I want to create a file specifically for my front page contents but when I named it home.php it was not read. I thought home.php was read before either my page.php or index.php but this was not the case. When I renamed the file as front-page.php, it was then read first. Can someone explain why?


    It might have to do with setting a static page, though I’m not 100% sure. Maybe home.php is only used when a static page is not set.


    Don’t think you’re allowed to have the page name and file name be the same thing. I’ve seen issues with that before myself. If I want a custom home page I usually name the template file homepage.php and title the page as Home or the name of the site.

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