I am looking for opinions and ideas on the best and simplest methods to accomplish the following;
I currently have a wordpress installation at mydomain.com/blog and a simple home page with logo, some pictures and an "enter" link to the blog. I have a number of posts and several static pages in wp. I would like to expand on my static pages and take many of them outside of wp. I wish to keep using so for my "news" blogging but would like to create a sidebar on my new homepage (and other static HTML/css pages) that has a dynamic update of the latest 5 or more blog posts.
I am sure that there is more than one way to skin this cat. What would you do, and why?
Does anyone have any ideas? You help would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to ask for more info if you think it will help. I am testing my theme locally with MAMP. Not sure if this is relevant, but I am still at the stage where I the only pages I am working with are index.php and style.php. I haven’t parsed the theme into header, footer, sidebar, etc.
Sorry for the delay, I got distracted with other projects and just got around to fiddling with my site again. Your reply was extremely useful and helpful. That was the ticket! Worked like a charm. Much appreciation!