OK. I'm getting conflicting instructions from my training resources (again).
This time the issue for me is "how to set a default homepage".
One tutorial (Coyers "WordPress 3: Creating and Editing Custom Themes") uses home.php, while another ("Professional WordPress") recommends setting "Front page displays..." via WordPress (Settings > Reading). ...aargh!
In checking the forums and blogs, I see the same issue: conflicting advice. With one user advising to NEVER use the home.php template page in a theme as "It can cause problems on some servers". Is this true? And another user swearing by it.
...What is a noob to do?
So, given the confusion (and given that I'm a noob looking to do things the right way)...
- What is the difference between the two approaches?
- Which approach to a standard homepage should one use when creating a theme?