Hi. I am building a child theme for my blog. I want to make the home page different to the rest of the site- e.g. show a static page.
With all the talk of just modifying the functions.php file and the css, I wondered if it is now redundant practice to copy the index.php file from the original thematic theme, rename it and use it as a template file?
Secondly, I want to remove the comments form from appearing on the front page- e.g. in my index_template.php file. How would I best do this- in the functions.php file or by modifying the template file.?