I really apologise if this seems to be a redundant issue that has been resolved in the past. I have searched through the forums, and the solutions I have seen have not resolved my issue.
What I am trying to do is to have a custom intro/start page that is separate from the rest of the web site's theme.
When typing in the web domain http://www.screentestfest.org.uk/ I would like the web site to look like this: http://www.screentestfest.org.uk/home.php. After they arrive to that page, they could have the option to carry on to the web site that it currently looks like (http://www.screentestfest.org.uk)
However, I cannot create any new page that does not automatically load the theme that is currently installed. Basically, I would like visitors to click through the start page to the actual web site.
The reasoning behind this is that the festival in London is getting ready for 2012, but I would like visitors to be able to visit last year's festival's information.
I have tried creating a home.php to see if that would override the index.php and become the start page. That did not work.
I am not sure if I am making sense, but I really hope I am.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.