Hello, this is the first site I'm doing with WordPress. I've been doing some research to find out the best way to set it up. It's a small site for a bar/restaurant. On the index page I want to have a navigation menu with a sidebar that pulls excerpts from the blog. I'm a total newbie, so please let me know if my question doesn't make any sense. Is it possible to have the loop on a static page called Blog and then have only excerpts on the index page?
Or would it be a better solution to have the blog housed on the index page and create a static page called "Home" where I include the excerpts by enabling some kind of plug-in to make the static page run PHP?
I'm setting up the structure right now so I wanted to see if there were any wise suggestions. Thanks so much for any help you can offer.
PS. When I try to edit my forums profile it says that the user does not exist.