I have spent time reading on the forum but feel like I need to ask my question to understand what I need to do. This must be very basic, but I' can't figure it out. Thanks for your help.
I installed WP to run as a very light CMS to a very simple site which is mainly a portfolio with about and contact page - all linked from a home page with the business description, the menu links, and excerpted posts (that link to a blog page) floated to the right of the description.
I will worry about the blog and the plugin I need to display 3-5 posts on front page later. For now I'm stuck on a very basic php / architecture question:
When I'm writing a page on the front-end, what is the name of the body text that I'm typing in the box? So I can include it in my index.php code? I wiped it clean except get_header and get_footer and wanted to put several enclosing divs and the navigation menu in index.php. What does WP call this on the front-end, and where do I need to put it in my code? I have coded xhtml for header information and written two divs below the #menu to hold the page content, but the content isn't showing up because I don't know what php to call it.
(ps - I used the popular static home page plugin and wrote the page I want for the home with slug "home")