Pages question

How can i do so comments/archieves/etc… just show up on the front page? I want the blog on my first page and the rest of my pages(about,portfolio,contact) i want to be just static information. Do i have to create static pages outside WP?

Which theme do you use? Normally the latest articles are shown on the home page. You can create static pages in WordPress; just add a new page (same way as you add a new post).