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kind of a rookie question but here goes:

I'm working on a Wordpress theme from scratch on my local machine, and I'm setting up a static page for the Blog. I have my archive.php file for all the posts and then a single.php for individual posts. However, when I put these files in my root folder (themes -> theme name), along with index.php, the file always seems to default to index.php. In addition to that, I was trying to use page.php as a default to any page styling, but that also seems to be defaulting to page.php. Here's some information about what I've done.

  • I've built the functions.php from scratch, maybe there's something I'm missing from this.
  • I have a second folder with templates. I didn't realize page.php was causing an issue because I had a special template for every page.
  • My home page is being set to a static page but I have the option to actually choose the template. I don't have that option on the blog page (/blog)
  • I'm wondering if there's something I'm missing that's in all professional themes for that functionality or I have some kind of plug-in that can be messing with it (the only plug-in I have on the site is Meta Slider.

I know this question is kind of open-ended, but I figured I'd give it a shot to see if anyone has had a similar problem. Any help is appreciated.

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I'm assuming you've looked here: https://wphierarchy.com/

The blog page should be home.php and the home page (by default) picks up front-page.php (unless, of course, you have it set manually, as you do).

I'm not a theming expert, but it may have something to do with your file structure. Take a look at the blankslate theme (https://wordpress.org/themes/blankslate/) which is the most bare-bones theme ever that also uses the most standard way of laying out a basic theme. I use it all the time as a starting point. It might be good to install that and then replace your theme files into it as a sort of guide. Make sure to rename the theme of course, so it's not called 'blankslate' on your install.

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