This is my first time working with WordPress, and thus far, it's been quite a learning experience!
I'm trying to use WP as a lite CMS. The site structure is going to include "home, about, portfolio, blog, and contact" pages. I'm having some issues with getting things straightened out.
I want my index.php(home), about, portfolio, etc. pages to look completely different than my blog page. However, it seems that whenever I change index.php, it also changes the blog page.
I have permalinks set up, and I also have the static front page plugin installed, but I am not using it right now. The reason being? Because when I activate it, I still get the same results. The index page ends up looking like the blog page.
WordPress is installed at my root level. I am running my own theme.
Do I need to change something with index.php? I tried creating a blog directory and sticking an index page in there, but that really screwed with the permalinks.
Any advice would be awesome, as I plan on using WordPress a lot in the future. Thanks in advance.