I am brand new to wordpress, to web servers, and still no idea about coding much of anything in any real language except gibberish, so please forgive me if it takes me a few reply's to understand what you are talking about. But in the hope that I do understand your answer, here is my question:
I am using the Atahualpa Theme on a new version of wordpress, but what I would like to do is have my blog posts come up on a second page and have a fairly static 'home' page.
What I would really like to do is have just my most recent post on the front page with only the title and intro text showing, I'd also like to add some widgets or plugins to the home page, not just the sidebars, so I could put some things like a photo widget, twitter or FB widgets, or some google things. I also want to keep the style of sidebars I have too so people can click left or right for archives, tags, searching, rss etc just like on all other pages.
I want to change my current 'home' page that displays all my posts to a second page called 'The Blog' or something, and then have the current second page, be a third page (the default is titled 'about' but I have renamed it 'Random Page').
On the page that if this all works, will be called 'The Blog' I would like to have the most recent post show up at the top then the next two or four posts be clickable from smaller 'title or title + tags' boxes
Does any of this make sense? Is it possible to do? I'm betting it is, and probably really simple right? I'm just completely missing it haha
Thanks to anyone who can help me sort this out, or at least point me in the right direction! I know newbies like me are such a pain. We want to do everything but have no idea how to do anything.
my site is at www.hhworld.net if it helps to have a look at it to understand what I mean