Hi, I’m new with Roots and I was about to go crazy (2 hours reading) trying to create a Home page template so I’m posting this in order to help others newbies like me (I don’t have a coder background, just the basic wordpress knowledge, perhaps that is why I got confused) to create new templates.
The steps are:
1.- Duplicate the “template-custom.php” file in the Roots folder and name it template-home.php
2.- Inside the file, look for this lines:
<?php/* Template Name: Custom Template */?>
3.- Change it for:
<?php/* Template Name: Home Template */?>
4.- Go to the editor of the page and select it from the right box
5.- That’s it.
After this you’d probably figure it out how to make the rest (customise it and so on).
Hope it helps.