I understand that there is a way to have the loop display multiple ways on one page without using multiple loops... Or in other words something like:
<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : ?> <!-- Code for the First Post --> <?php else: ?> <!-- Code for Posts 2-4 --> <?php else: ?> <!-- Code for Posts 5-12 --> <!-- stuff to close loop -->
Problem is that I don't really know php well, and I have no idea how to have it count posts and how to tell it for the first post do X, for posts 2 through 4 do X, and for posts 5 through 12 do X... If anyone can point me to a clear tutorial or let me know what PHP is necessary, I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance!