Okay, I understand how to edit core template files (index.php, category.php, etc.) by calling custom template files (i.e.: newsidebar.php).
My question is: Am I able to build an entirely new CORE template file? I want index.php to only show the TWO most recent entries, and then I want the user to click to blog.php to get the "full blog" experience. However, when I try to create blog.php and access it, I get a "no input file specified" error.
Is this impossible to accomplish? Could someone point me in the right direction?
Thanks very much