I'm using WP (2.0.1) as a CMS. I have a frontpage (home.php) which shows excerpts of the 3 most recent posts, and a newspage (i.e. the blogpage, news.php) which shows excerpts of the 10 most recent posts.
Problem is that WP thinks home.php and news.php are the same (except for the layout). For instance, I use some 'if this is home, then..' statements, and things show up on both pages.
I think I can fix it by using a static frontpage plugin, but that would mean I can't show excerpts anymore on home.php, because I'd have to make home.php a Page, am I right?
So how can I set home.php as a frontpage with The_Loop (at http://www.domain.tld), and at the same time have a blogpage/more extensive newspage (at http://www.domain.tld/news/) with The_Loop that isn't showing things that are only meant for the frontpage?
(Note: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/60836 looks related, but I'm not sure.)