I'm using front-page.php to generate a static frontpage for a Web site I'm working on. I can't seem to get Wordpress to display the blog posts on any other page. I tried creating a custom template to display blog posts, but it doesn't display any posts. Also, when I try to set the front-page as a static frontpage manually in the reading settings, it doesn't appear as an option. Help?
To use a static Front Page, you need to do the following:
Now, for some explanation:
If you still need some clarification, see the Codex entry for Template Hierarchy.