I've installed WP in root. Have everything working fine.
Now I want to create a static homepage using my theme that has some different features than the rest of my template (I do not want to create a separate HTML doc - I want to keep my static homepage in the loop). I've got that by creating 'home' in pages and using the Static Front Page plugin. No problems, again.
Created home.php - which renders. Though it seems to override index.php
What I want is this - somewhat unique homepage that has varying content - including links to pages and some blog entries (this is done). AND I want the usual "homepage" for my blog. By homepage I mean the usual index.php page that shows up when you being a WP site.
I also want to leave all files in the root folder.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.