This is probably really simple, and I tried asking in the Wordpress forums, but in over two weeks I've got no help.
I have the Thematic Index loop which shows the most current post in it's entirety on the homepage (among other things). What I'd like to have is a menu item called "Blog", which will show the most recent 10 or so posts.
Now I'm confused about how to accomplish this. It doesn't look like there's anyway to do so in Wordpress' admin UI. If I change Settings > Reading to use a static page, then it's just using my Index loop for loop (which only shows the most recent post). Even if I change the number of posts to 10, my Index Loop is hard-coded to only show 1, so it's only showing 1 under the "Blog" item. Obviously.
Now, creating a second loop isn't a problem (I don't think - I'm assuming I can easily copy and paste the relevant code with different names), but I have no idea where to start. Literally. page.php, category.php, none of the existing files seem appropriate. Do I create a new file from scratch like blog.php? Will it inherit Wordpress' functionality - Like pagnation?
It's probably really obvious but I've been stuck on it for awhile. And no luck searching either - perhaps I'm using the wrong terminology?
Thank you so much for your help.