I wanted to show only one post on the main page by using the query_posts('showposts=1') function. This worked.
However, the rolling archives does not read this and instead reads the WP-Admin setting of the number of posts displayed and offsets its display based on that. So, If there are 10 posts indicated in the options/reading panel, the rolling archives starts on the 11th post.
I need to have the rolling archives start on the 2nd post.
How do I do this? I have tinkered with the rollingarchives.php's get_posts('offset='.$paged) and changed it to get_posts('offset=1') but it broke the entire code.
If I set the number of posts on the admin panel to 1, this changes how the results of the search or archive.php are displayed, giving only one post.