One thing many people want to do is change their front (home) page, and change which is the blog page. This is also one thing that is hard to get right, especially if you want to use a Weaver “Page with Posts” static page as your blog page. I’ll try to give an explanation of what is going on.
You control which is your home page using the standard WordPress Settings->Reading menu. There you are given two choice for setting your “Front page displays”: Your latest posts -or- A static page. If you want to use a Weaver “Page with Posts” page for your blog page (because you can filter categories, provide custom widget areas, etc.), then you must select the A static page option. But that is not all!
If you want your blog to be a Weaver “Page with Posts” page, then you must leave the Posts page selection (the 2nd one) under the A static page option set to nothing (leave it as the default “– Select –” choice). If you want your front (home) page to be your blog, then for the Front page option, select your “Page with Posts” page. No matter what title you gave your front page, it will show as “Home” on the menu (there is a Weaver main option to change that, however). If you want the front page to be a non-blog static page, then select it. Your “Page with Posts” static page blog will show up on the menu using whatever title you gave that page.
Why must you leave the Posts page option set to nothing? If you specify a page for that option, then WordPress will use only the title of that page to put the blog on the menu. Any contents of that page will be replaced with the standard default WordPress blog page. Even if you’ve chosen the “Page with Posts” template for that page, none of the content or options for that page will be used – just the title. However, by leaving the Posts page selection blank, WordPress will just ignore the option. This is how you create a site with static pages only, but no default blog. And a “Page with Posts” page is really just a static page.
If you don’t want an item called “Home” on the menu, then you can check the “No Home Menu Item” in the Header Options section of the Main Options tab. There will be no “Home” on the menu. The page you designated as the front page in Settings->Reading will be the page that is displayed when you reach your site using just the base url, and that page will appear on the menu using its own title, and in whatever order you’ve specified (i.e., you’ll have to explicitly make it the first item on your menu if you want that).