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Question

I set these 2 settings under WordPress dashboard » Reading:

  • Homepage dropdown: set to home (an empty wordpress page I created in dashboard).
  • Posts page dropdown: set to blog (an empty wordpress page I created in dashboard).

Which PHP files WordPress is loading:

  • Accessing http://localhost:82 loads this php file front-page.php
  • Accessing http://localhost:82/blog loads this php file index.php

My question is:

In dashboard reading settings, I only chose empty pages (titled home & blog) but how on earth did WordPress link the empty pages to corresponding php files? Even though I didn’t use Template Name in the php files.

Kindly note, I read the Template Hierarchy. But I doubt it’s related to this.

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compliance 2 weeks 2022-09-14T03:30:51-05:00 0 Answers 0 views 0

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