I stumbled upon a confusing issue while trying to customize the appearance of the front page of my blog (
blog.example.com) without changing the behaviour of the other blog posts index pages (
The problem is that I can't seem to find a way to add a template for the front page that doesn't affect the other list pages:
according to wphierarchy.com and to the rather confusingly worded codex entry, it looks like
front-page.phpis what I'm after, but if I provide that, the blog posts index pages are affected by it as well!
if I modify
home.php, both the home page and the index pages are affected, as correctly documented
adding a custom page template and setting the front page to use a page with that template set doesn't work either! the index pages still end up calling the
What am I doing wrong?