I would like to create a static home page and place my blog in a directory of mysite.com/blog/.
I followed the directions in this article: Making Your Blog Appear in a Non-Root Folder
As instructed, I created a blog.php file with formatting to taste. Then a page title blog with the blog.php template selected.
Permalinks were set to /blog/%postname%/
Since I'm using WP 3.2.1 I did not create a home.php template.
However, when viewing the blog it is not using my template. It uses my index.php template.
Are those instructions wrong?