Creating an alternate index page?
I would like to create an alternate index page for my site but am not sure how to go about it. Ordinarily I might just duplicate the index.php (naming it something else) and edit it to my taste, but I have a problem – I only have the most recent 2 posts to displaying on my “real” index page (and these posts use the <!–more–> break to show the beginning paragraphs), but I want my alternate index page to show, say, the most recent 6 or 7 posts in full text versions… regardless of whether there are <!–more–> breaks in the posts.
Right now I have my post display preferences (via the dashboard options) set to “2.” But how would I override that on the alternate index page, so that I could show 7 posts? And how would I override the <!–more–> break? (Should I just use an excerpt field on my posts for the main index display, rather than the <!–more–> tag?)
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