Getting your current setting
To see your Update frequency with drush
$ drush variable-get update_check_frequency
(This is weekly)
(This is daily)
Setting to weekly notifications
$ drush variable-set update_check_frequency "7"
update_check_frequency was set to "7".
This node.tpl.php file is a good starting point when creating a theme from scratch.
Most of Drupal themers use following code when linking to front page:
this code will break a multilingual site. Meaning, if you use the internationalization module and have multiple languages your link to front page will not remember your current language. What you need is a language aware link: