Unable to set static home page

I am trying to set a static home page as per documentation:

Create a new Page and name it “Blog” or whatever you feel right.
Go to Setting – Reading and select “A static page (select below)”
Now select previously created Page as “Posts page:”

I created a new Page called Home, and a new post called Blog.

However, in Settings/Reading, I can select the Front Page as Home,

But I cannot select Posts Page as Blog - the only available option is Home.

Therefore my home page preview shows a blank space - only the slider and footer is showing. What am I doing wrong?

Hi @continentaldrift,

I hope you are well today and thank you for your question.

You are doing it wrong to create Blog as a post and not page so just create a blog page like the Home page you have created.

Best Regards,

Thank you so much Movin,

I had given up on this and decided to just set a sticky post at the top of the home page. Your advice worked.

You may see that I incorrectly replied to an old thread about hiding the slider post, for which I apologise :slight_smile:

I am about to start a new thread on that subject :smiley:

You are most welcome here :slight_smile: