At some point last night-- presumably caused by a Calendar or Statcounter plugin-- I lost the ability to set templates to pages. I have made several and they have been working for the past few months just fine. Now, if I try to set my static front page to the home template (I've tried renaming this to statichome.php, with no success), it reverts to the Default Template, index.php. If I delete index.php from my theme directory, I don't even have the option to set a template on the page - the drop down box doesn't show up.
I can see all my templates in the drop down box and can select them. When I hit update, it goes back to the default.
I have searched these forums to no avail.
I do not have the suhosin plugin.
I have attempted disabling all plugins and changing the template.
I have read the codex page on Template Heirarchy.
I must be missing something very obvious here, or else I've stumbled across an incredibly aggrivating glitch.
Thank you all in advance.