I've got a client site which I've set up with home.php as landing page (non-blog: the overview for the site, but using wp's sidebar, header, footer - just no posts). Due to the readership on this site, it's really necessary to have the "main" blog open from a sidebar link - and you can't link to index.php because that becomes a loopback to home.php. (The readership is not going to get the categories clickthrough which is why the whole "normal" main blog needs to open from the sidebar link.)
BJ/kickasswebdesign suggested renaming index.php to indexnew.php - which works like a charm. Except....
The paging at the bottom (Previous Entries - Next Entries) doesn't work. Clicking reloads the same page with the number of posts selected in admin redisplaying. So the same 5 posts display when Previous Entries is clicked.
Once you access a category, the paging works perfectly. And no, I'm not using any multiple loops or query post statements in this site.
Anyone have any bright ideas here? (Thanks again to pizdin_dim for saving my sanity on the LAST problem with this site - and I don't have permission to link to it, sorry.... the client's not willing to have it public yet....)