Is it possible to use a different page than 'index.php' for the default WordPress installation, that is, rename it something like blog.php? I need to be able to load WordPress in the root directory. I have installed it in a subdirectory - public_html/wordpress/ - but I need to be able to have WordPress "work" in the root. I know that I can move the index.php and .htaccess outside of the WordPress directory into the root, but I already have a file in the root called 'index.php' that CANNOT be changed. I can't call it 'index.html' either as it needs the .php extension. I'd love to just make the entire site in WordPress, but unfortunately I can't. Basically I'm only using WordPress for a news section, and for a membership directory based on the Connections plugin. The rest of the site is entirely static.
I tried searching the codex for 'index.php' but that won't work, neither does 'index'. The only Google result close is this: http://www.askdamagex.com/f2/anyway-use-wordpress-but-rename-index-php-something-else-31022/ But I don't want the index.php appended on, I need to use permalinks.
Any suggestions? Could I use .htaccess to somehow redirect? Or can I edit WP's code so that index.php isn't the default?
Such a pain :\ Wish I could just make the whole site in WP...