"Set as Posts Page" destroys design

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    I want my posts page to have a cool design, i.e. with a hero image etc. When I design my page like that and then select it has “Set as Posts Page”, it just reverts back to being a boring blank page with posts.
    How can I retain the design I want and still have my posts featured? This even happens when I go “Add New Page” and then select “Blog” as the template…

    The blog I need help with is ethical-republic.com.

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    Alternatively, is it possible to “hide” the page where posts are first generated, and they are then only displayed on the page where I want the “Blog Posts Listing” block to appear?

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    musicdoc1
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    Hi,

    I want my posts page to have a cool design, i.e. with a hero image etc.

    I’m not sure what you mean by “hero image.” I haven’t heard of this term with respect to WordPress.com themes. Perhaps you mean the cover image that you may optionally include on the Blog page template.

    How can I retain the design I want and still have my posts featured? This even happens when I go “Add New Page” and then select “Blog” as the template…

    One of the features of the Blog Page template is the optional cover image. On a test site with Twenty Nineteen applied, I found that you may also add other blocks to the page (paragraph, heading, image, gallery, etc.) to a page with the Blog page template. However, none of the content of the page will display if the page set as the blog page. So if you use the Blog Page template, and design it as you’d like by including a cover image and possibly adding other blocks, then you must not then set it as the blog page at Customize > Homepage Settings.

    Alternatively, is it possible to “hide” the page where posts are first generated, and they are then only displayed on the page where I want the “Blog Posts Listing” block to appear?

    The default blog page is automatically hidden when a static front page is set, as is the case on your site. You may remove the link to the default blog page from your custom menu as described in the Delete Menu Items section of the Custom Menus support page.

    You may also change the name (or “navigation label”) of the menu item that links to the Insights page. It may be called “Blog” or whatever you prefer.

    #3351897

    musicdoc1
    Member

    You may remove the link to the default blog page

    Sorry, that blog page is not the default blog page. I should have said:

    You may remove the link to the page set as the posts page (blog page) at Customize > Homepage Settings from your custom menu as described in the Delete Menu Items section of the Custom Menus support page.

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    musicdoc1
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    However, none of the content of the page will display if the page set as the blog page. So if you use the Blog Page template…then you must not then set it as the blog page at Customize > Homepage Settings.

    So it must be one or the other, not both. I’ll admit that may seem counterintuitive. However, this is true because setting the page as the blog page transforms it into a dynamic page where none of the page content is displayed. In fact not only the page content, but the template, page attribute settings, featured image, etc. are all overridden by the blog page setting, and therefore ignored (while the page is set as the blog page).

    The Blog Page template is evidently called that in part because it includes by default a recent posts block.

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