I've been creating a theme from another theme. I'm designing it for a friend but I have been testing it on another site before applying it to my friend's site. I've got almost everything done that I need done but I'm having trouble with some of the defaults.
My friend's website: http://www.elizabethhanbury.com/ defaults to a page rather than to her blog, the links in the sidebar have a "home" link that links back to http://www.elizabethhanbury.com/. The page is editable in the pages section.
To redesign the index I added a home.php template to the theme. I have created a "home" page in the pages section, but the two do not link together. When ever I add the WordPress Loop to the home.php file it calls blog posts and adds them to the page. I've search all over my setting and her settings to see if there is something I'm missing but no. How do I get the content in the "home" page to default into the home.php file?
I'm working on the theme here: http://sheynawatkins.com/wordpress/
I don't have the WordPress Loop in the file at the moment but you see how my link to my "home" page in the sidebar links to a whole other page.
I'm using: WordPress 2.3.3
My friend is using: WordPress 2.7
2.3.3 is what my web host had available. I'm going to update as soon as I figure out how. My web host didn't have things set up the way WordPress expects you to set things up.