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  1. Hi, I've read the relevant support documents but I still am not able to solve this issue.

    Using a previous theme I elected to have a static front page (About) and have my posts appear under a seperate "Posts" tab. I have pages listed for both About (which can only be edited as one long article) and Posts where I can post individual entries. Now I'm using Twenty Eleven and I wish to have my Posts page display as the first page a user comes to with my About page the next tab along.

    My problem is that whenever I change the setting to Front Page displays 'your latest posts' I get two Home (or Posts if I change the name) tabs, or as I have at the moment a 'Home" displaying my latest posts and a 'Posts" tab displaying nothing!

    I cannot work out how to change this. If the default setting is latest posts on the front page why do I get the other 'Posts' tab and how do I get rid of it?

    http://bipolarreality.net/

    Thanks,

    The blog I need help with is bipolarreality.net.

  2. I will flag this thread so it's moved to the Themes Forum. There the Themes Staff will respond to your question.

  3. The Posts tab was of use when you had a static page as your front. Now you don't need it: just go to Pages > All Pages and delete it.
    (Except if you're using a custom menu: in that case go to Appearance > Menus, remove the page from the menu, click Save.)

  4. Thanks timethief. I didn't know there was a forum specifically for Themes.

    Thanks pana. I did wonder if that was the solution but I was concerned that taking that action would delete all my posts. If that isn't the case then I will do it.

  5. It won't.

  6. That page is just a blank page and you can safely delete it. When you publish a static page, you get tab that links to it. But when you set a static page as your "posts page" in Settings>Reading, the system simply borrows the title of the page to create a tab that links to your posts instead. The posts don't/cannot reside in that page - they are separate files.

    PS None of us would ever tell you to do something that would delete all your posts! And even if you happened to get such a reply from a total ignoramus or a total lunatic (both highly unlikely here), keep in mind that your blog would issue a ton of warnings if you tried to do something as drastic as deleting all your posts or the blog itself.

  7. Thank you both for reassuring me. I'll delete it now.

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