I'm not able of setting a hand made static page as my blog front page.
I have the original index.php in /wordpress which is showing my last 10 posts and I want to keep it as my blog.
Now, I'd like to have a frontpage showing "the more" of my last post, last comments and other things, so when you enter my site you can see this frontpage and a link in the sidebar to the blog, like if it was another part of the web.
Well, this directions are not working for me;
As stated in the codex I copy the index.php to the root, plus th .htacces and I rename it as home.php or whatever name. I put a template for the new home page in my theme folder. Then, I make the required changes in options/general.
Now, if I go to mysite.com/home.php I can see the new home page BUT I can't access to the blog anymore because if I go to mysite.com/wordpress/index.php what I get is my new home page showing just "the more" of my last entry.
I know there is a conflict with naming files "home" and "index", so I tried another name for my home page; homepage.php instead of just "home".php and then if i go to mysite.com/homepage.php what I get is my old index with my last 10 posts.
I can have this homepage/blog tandem working by creating a new static page from wordpress control panel wordpress/?page_id=1 as described here; http://www.richandstephsipe.com/wordpress/2007/02/12/wordpress-21-static-homepage/
but I don't want a "wordpress made" static frontpage, why? BECAUSE "the more" doesn't work in "wordpress made" static pages. I guess I need a hand made static page so "the more" works. :s
Could please somebody help me?