Re: adding content to the 1.2 default theme homepage
@Andy. Yup. It makes sense to me now that I’ve figured it out. After your instructions didn’t work as expected, I went back to basics and read the codex page about “Reading Settings” and under the “Front Page” bullet near the bottom of the page it says “If you would like to create a static home page template file, do not name it home.php”. Ding ding ding! Light bulb. So I put two and two together and finally figured it out.
Glad I’m not crazy after all. Sorry. I know my additions to this post were very confusing and probably a little frustrating. And thanks again Andy! Although your instructions didn’t work quite as expected because I had that home.php file, at least I knew I was on the right track! You’re a lifesaver.