Okay. Is there a way without overhauling the site to make the index.php page originally show a specified length, and then put a link that allows people to read further if they would like? I have the settings at 5 posts per day but I tend to write lengthy posts and clear the bottom margins of my menus pretty quickly.
Secondly, I'd like to put buttons on my categories. I think this should be possible but I have no idea where to start. If someone knows a good resource on this question specifically, I'd be more than willing to check it out.