In the Primer website theme, under Settings/Reading/Your homepage displays/A static page/Posts Page:/-Select -, the drop down menu lists my Pages there, not my Posts! Looks like a bug in the theme. (It lists my Pages correctly in the Pages dropdown.) Can anyone help? I have a screenshot but can't attach it here.

Thanks,
John

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JohnD2018 Premium
Brok answered me and there is a plugin - Post Type Switcher - that converts a Post to a Page, and includes all the Comments as well! Quick fix. Done. Awesome, Brok.
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BrokFTJFH Premium
Most themes that I've come across only allow you to set a page as your homepage. Not sure exactly why that is but that's what is the industry standard.

You can easily get around this by just copy and pasting your post that you'd like to be the homepage to a page and then deleting the post of course.

Has the post already been indexed by Google?
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JohnD2018 Premium
Hi Brok,

This theme has dropdown menus that allow for either Pages or Posts to become your static homepage. Except the code has a bug in it. I also looked to see if this theme allows changing a Post to a Page (and vice-versa) - some do, but this one doesn't have that option.

The page took inside of 24 hours to be indexed by Google after it was first published.

I guess I might have to do the cut/paste thing (plus 11 comments with replies), but really, this is such a basic piece of functionality that doesn't work and wasn't flagged all this time - I'm surprised.

Thanks,
John
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BrokFTJFH Premium
John,

If the theme has that feature I'd contact them and see if it's an easy fix that might have got messed up on their last update or something like that before creating a new page.

Could save you the headaches because if they have that feature of course they want it to work!

Brok
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JohnD2018 Premium
I'm sure it's a one line code fix. What they did was call up my written Pages in both drop downs, instead of calling up Pages in one and Posts in the other. It looks like I'll have to find the theme's "View support forum" and report this and hope for a quick-turn fix.

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BrokFTJFH Premium
The screenshot is very helpful because that's actually not what that means.

The "Posts Page" drop down is for setting a specific page to show your blog roll.

For example if you don't want a blog roll on your homepage you can create a new page and set it to have your blog roll on it.

So the theme actually doesn't have that feature and you'd need to create a new page and transfer that post if that's what you'd like to have as your homepage.
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JohnD2018 Premium
Thanks Brok! It's quite misleading when you're new to the web development nomenclature - that would be me. Maybe I will ask them to add the feature to convert Posts to Pages instead. But that would not happen soon and I'd have to do the cut/paste exercise.
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BrokFTJFH Premium
You can actually make it happen pretty easily by using this plugin: https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-convert-post-types/

There's also a plugin that allows you to move comments to another page/post so if those don't transfer I'd do that as well.

Brok
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JohnD2018 Premium
Very helpful! Thanks Brok.
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JohnD2018 Premium
The plugin worked beautifully, and yes, it moved all the comments as well! I set it as my static homepage at the root URL level and it worked! Done :) Much appreciated, Brok.
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BrokFTJFH Premium
Perfect glad you have it taken care of!

Let me know if you run into any other troubles.

Brok
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