I followed the video instructions for changing my welcome page into a static page. In settings, I chose read. I hit the radio button for static, and indicated my front page would be my ‘welcome’ page. Then for posts, I chose “latest blogs”. I saved my choices and then checked my pages over. Suddenly my latest blog page was displaying my ‘welcome’ page text. A virtual duplicate of my now static ‘welcome page’. I checked the url on latest blogs, and it reads ../latest_blogs.
The only way for the text for latest blogs to appear as it should is to just have it listed as a regular page, not my blog post page.
It occured to me that perhaps I needed to clear my cache. I did that. I also held shift and refresh. Made no difference.