Ok I've been trying to get this to work for a couple of days now and I just can't get this damn thing to work and it's driving me nuts! I've trawled through tutorials and documentation with no luck. If there are anyone here with WP experience who could help me in the right direction I'd be eternally grateful. I've never fiddled with WP before so bare with me. I want to have a custom static front page for my portfolio and another page for my blog. I've set up 2 pages. One called 'front' and one called 'blog'. In the "reading settings" I've selected "static page" and the corresponding pages for "front page" and "posts page". I've got my custom XHTML page for my front page uploaded as "front.php" and selected that template to be used on the home page of my website and that works fine. My blog page is set to use "default template" but where does it reside? Hope that makes sense. Thanks!