I seem to have stumbled on a bug in WP 2.6.1, and I'd like to see if anyone else has run across this.
When making a Page in WP, you can specify a page template to base it off of, as outlined here.
If I make a page (lets call it Blog) and then specify a custom template for it (say, BlogTemplate), then browse to the page slug for the Blog, the custom template is viewed just fine.
BUT, if I go to the wp-admin/options-reading.php page and
- select that I would like a to use a static home page and then specify one (NOT Blog)
- and then specify the Blog page with the custom template for the Posts page
The Blog page no loner picks up the custom template, but rather defaults to index.php.
What I'm trying to figure out is:
- Was index.php designed to be used as the "latest posts" template? (therefore removing the need for my "blog" custom template
- Is there a bug where the Post page won't read a custom template as specified in the Manage Page admin screen?
Any help or clarification would be greatly appreciated.