I have just performed a test post to see how it would look on my blog and I am very satisfied, however, I would like my front page to display excerpts with the "read more" hyperlink. I have tried inserting the <php the_excerpt(); ?> code into my main index but this did not work. How do I correctly have my front page display excerpts?
Also, I would like to know why my tagline does not show on my front page underneath the header. Thank you.