A custom made template uses front-page.php for a static homepage, but I can't disable it.

I am having an issue with a website (http://www.levelcloud.net). The template for this site is a custom made template from a 3rd party firm who created it using the Foundation framework.

They added a static frontpage using the front-page.php file. However I need to change this to a static front page the more standard way. Setting a static frontpage to a normal page from Settings -> Reading.

According to the documentation at http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page All I should have to do is get rid of (or rename) front-page.php in the theme folder.

When I do this, the static frontpage does not change to the one I have set under Reading options. (Yet the PAGE TITLE changes oddly).

If I get rid of home.php as well from the theme folder, THEN it displays as I want. However.. the blog / posts archive messes up!

I have no idea how to fix this. I want to be able to control the static frontpage in what I think is the NORMAL way. But obviously want the blog to still function.

I've included both the front-page.php and home.php files to make it easier to get some help. If someone knows what is going on, or how I can fix this, that would be a miracle for me!

  • Tyler Postle
    • CGO

    Hey Devi,

    Hope you're doing well today!

    I don't see any attached files here? Either way, it sounds like this theme is pretty customized. Would you mind sending in your FTP and WP login? Then we will be able to see all the files and will be able to better see the situation here :slight_smile:

    Send in:

    Subject: "Attn: Tyler Postle"
    -WordPress admin username
    -WordPress admin password
    -login url
    -FTP credentials (host/username/password)
    -link back to this thread for reference
    -any other relevant urls

    Select "I have a different question" for your topic - this and the subject line ensure that it gets assigned to me :slight_smile:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/contact/

    Look forward to hearing back Devi!

    All the best,
    Tyler

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