When I'm on the main page, of my site, site.com it shows an excerpt of each post along with a category to the side. it also displays the same thumbnail image but above the content and I'm guessing because its grabbing the first image in the post.. I already tried removing <?php the_post_thumbnail();?> from the single.php and it didnt help.

How do I stop any additional images from displaying on the homepage?

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    do you use a static page as your homepage? either way, please post the code that displays your main page.
    – fischi
    Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 13:29

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WordPress will never use single.php to render the site front page. Refer to the Template Hierarchy for Site Front Page:

  • front-page.php
  • Static page hierarchy: $custom-template.php, page-$slug.php, page.php
  • Blog posts index hierarchy: home.php
  • index.php

Ensure that you are calling body_class() inside of the HTML <body> tag, and provide a live link to your site, and we can provide a more specific answer regarding which file to edit.

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