I want to have a static home page which gives a general introduction to my site with static gallery pages and a conventional blogging section. I have what claims to be an up to date book about wordpress theme development which told me to make a home.php - this of course, as I found out, stops me using index.php to output the blog.
So I changed home.php to intro.php and got it to register as a template I then created a blank home page and set this up in "read" to be my static home page. I got back the use of index.php for the blog but I completely lost a mini loop I had set up in the home page !
The mini loop should show titles and excerpts from the last 3 posts when attached to the new home page all I get is the title of the home page, interestingly enough, "home" and a blank. None of the posts show.
How do I
- get a miniloop as described to show ?
- Not have any trace of the home page title show ?
I have to say that the codex is a useless bloody muddle on this subject - very confusing, even for someone who is not completely without experience.