I have an issue that I seem to only have with wordpress 3+ Basically, if I want a blog page to be something other than the home page, for some reason wordpress reverts to using the index.php rather than the blog.php template i have set up for this purpose.
Its making me nuts. I have the "BLog" page set up to use the blog template via the dropdown, and the reading options to use the blog page as the Posts page. But it still reverts to index.php
Now i could just copy the code from blog.php to index.php....except when i put a query in there to display only posts from the blog category, it has a bird and can't find anything.
I've even tried to rename blog.php to home.php ...no dice. it will still only use index.php
Suggestions? I'm at my end with this.