i want to display a completely custom home page, not represented by a node or the default feed. for any custom url, i can do that easily using hook_menu() to define a MENU_CALLBACK item that calls my custom function to render the resulting page. but how would i specify the key for the menu item that corresponds to the home page url? i have tried using "" and "/" as the url/key, and neither works.
i know i can do this using hook_preprocess_page(), but it seems like i should be able to hook the home page using hook_menu. am i wrong?
thanks for any useful info.
Or go to Configuration > System > Site information and set any page as the home page. I am pretty sure that there is never a menu item for literally "/".