Slider posts not excluded from homepage posts after selecting option?

I am using the free version of Themify for my site, . When I configured the slider I checked the option that says “Check to exclude slider post from Homepage posts.” My assumption was that if I checked this option, then any posts I put in the slider wouldn’t show up on the home page as well. However, I see recent posts in the slider also appearing on the home page. Help!

EDIT: well…I changed the site to a static homepage, then back to latest posts - and it all seems to be fine now.