Okay, so I got my domain, installed WP, installed a theme and now I want to work on the layout and features of my website.
I hope I'm making sense but this is basically what I'd like for my website:
When someone visits the primary URL, I'd like that to be a regular WordPress static 'page'. It should have a certain amount of dynamic content, such as the first 100 words of an update/summary/excerpt about the latest posts.
Since I'm doing this project on my website, I'd like my 'project' to have its own link but still be functionally as a blog where I can make regular posts (that should NOT all show on the static home page - instead I'd make a summary post about 'updates on the project' with a link, if you know what I mean?).
Basically a blog within a website.
Now I've read about multisites, networks, subdomains, subdirectories, did google searches, read message boards, codex, etc for solutions. I even tried some of them (the multisite and subdirectory) but failed, got an error message and deinstalled/installed WP again...I'm so confused. Is that even what I need or do I need to do something completely different? Is it even possible to achieve? I'm guessing it should be easy, just create a new blog on wordpress, set it up with the same domain or .com/project and link it on my main website? But is there a way to do this so it's still all connected? HOW do I set it up? As you can tell, I'm not exactly an expert on all this website stuff. Please help?
ETA: Could I just create a new page like /project ON my existing website, then install WP to it via quick install? Is that possible?