Want to use WordPress to create a site for a group locally based on a wp theme. Which can be fully alterable via the WI and doesn't require the alteration of a separate html file to add static content. The goals are:
1) Static content on front page - welcome etc from a wp page.
2) Dynamic content on front page - latest post from say news category.
3) All within a WP theme, the rest of the pages will most likely all be specific wp pages or posts.
How can I do this? I'm talking about the sort of thing on alexking.org (tho its down right now). Any advise, pointers, example templates etc would be grand.