I'm working on a website and I want a specific layout. It's as simple as can be, but I need help implementing it as a theme.
First, my webpage will consist of a few pages: HOME, FAQ, CONTACT, (etc.).
The FAQ and CONTACT page will probably just be html and I'll set them up myself, but on the HOME page I want a list of all the wordpress posts to date, like so:
POST 5 (links to post 5)
(august 20, 2006)
POST 4 (links to post 4)
(august 19, 2006)
POST 3 (links to post 3)
(august 18, 2006)
That is, the HOME page will list all posts as links to those posts, and will have the date under them. Honestly, this is exactly like maddox's page: http://maddox.xmission.net (haha, I couldn't find a better example).
Individual post pages will be like they are on most wordpress blogs--comments and everything.
What's the best way to go about doing this?
My current understanding of themes tells me that I should do the following (tell me if any of these steps are wrong):
-have index.php, comments.php, comments-popup.php, footer.php, header.php, and single.php.
-index.php will simply have <?php get_archives('postbypost', '', 'custom', '
', the_time('F jS, Y'), show_post_count); ?> (or something like that... this exact code doesn't work for me, actually. How do I fix it?)
-through the wordpress admin section of my website, I will set the blog address URI to http://www.website.com/ (instead of something like http://www.website.com/blog/). The wordpress URI can be something like http://www.website.com/wordpress/. Doing this will make sure that when people type in http://www.website.com they are taken to the HOME page where the list of all posts can be found.
-single.php will be used to display single posts. I'll probably just use the single.php found in the default wordpress theme.
-I can handle the CSS and whatnot.
That's all, thanks. :)