Here is the site I'm working on:
Leander theme (http://newwpthemes.com/wordpress-theme/leander/)
1. On my home page, I would like to override the theme's default of placing the most recent posts under the scrolling feature. I haven't been able to track down which file this resides in. I would like to make it appear more like a static html page with a Headline and intro paragraph. I made a post under a new category (Home Inro) and I would like this post to be displayed here (instead of most recent posts).
2. I'm trying to make new templates for the News section and Events section. I would like those templates to just have posts from those specific categories. I found the pageofposts.php code from the codex pages info and attempted to modify that to work with my Leander theme - but it's not displaying. Here is the file I created.
What I'm not entirely clear on is whether this template file calls up any posts that are in the category I created called News. Or, it uses the custom fields to query these posts? So, I created some dummy news posts and on one of them I created a custom field called category with a value of news (after reading more in codex relating to custom fields). Still no results. This is my specific test page:
3. How to override the commercial ads in the footer?
Thanks for any info/help!