This may seem like a stupid question, and it probably isn't possible, but is it possible for me to set a static home page (using
front-page.php) and a blog page (using
home.php, I think) in my theme, and have the blog page appear on a separate slug WITHOUT changing the page settings in my Wordpress installation, under
Settings > Reading? So http://www.mysite.com/blog/ will show my blog (
home.php), and http://www.mysite.com/ will show my home page (
EDIT I should point out, as I didn't point it out so explicitly earlier, I would like to avoid creating the pages in Wordpress, if I can. Although @eyedarts does answer the question, it doesn't give completely what I need. Although that may well have been my fault for not explaining that.