Hi. I've just started using WordPress and I'm having a bit of trouble sifting through the Codex. So I've planned a structure for my static pages to be accessed through "www.site.com/contact", "www.site.com/about", and the like. I'm also trying to let these pages access the WordPress resources - looking for the stuff here. I want my WordPress to be accessed through "www.site.com/" or "www.site.com/wp" (preferred).
Before I started searching through the Codex, I had imagined crafting my own pages with PHP and including some "API" type of thing from the WordPress folder such that those WordPress resources are already defined. Letting WordPress handle the management and content of those pages is also fine - I'm still trying to decide which way to go. However, I can't seem to understand how this process works. I get a lot of definitions for terms, but I still don't see how I would do what I need to get this setup going. Can someone please link to a tutorial-type page in the Codex? or if this is simple enough, can someone tell me what the best thing to do is? Thanks.
P.S.: I should mention that I plan to stay current with the WordPress upgrade track, so that's another constraint :).