how to make a WordPress page the "home" or default page of a web site

WordPress 3.8.1

Next silly question.

How can one make a WordPress page the "home" or default page of a web site?

I have a test WordPress site here:

I would like the Stories page -- -- to be the default page when loads in a browser.

Is there a way to do this? Thank you for your help.

Eric BourlandAsked:
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Login to the admin backend

Go to Settings | Reading

Select Use Page where it asks for home page as page or recent posts

Use the pull down to select the page.

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Eric BourlandAuthor Commented:
~still laughing out loud~

I knew it was there somewhere.

Jason, thank you as always. =) Peace.

Eric BourlandAuthor Commented:
Strangely, when I did that, the content of the Our Stories page no longer displays.

The content appears in the dashboard, but not on the web page.


Maybe I will recreate the page.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
I'm getting prompted for a login box, makes it hard to test

Some things to consider:  

Using a page for the home page can also completely change the home layout.  It depends on the theme.

Make sure permalinks are working properly if using.
Eric BourlandAuthor Commented:
Permalinks set to "default".

I notice that any page that I set to "Front Page" does not display its content.

The template for the "Our Stories" page is the default template.

I am using the Tripod Theme from Cosmo Themes -- the client chose this theme. I wonder if this is a Tripod Theme problem.

I switched to the 2014 theme and the page displays properly. I think this might be a problem with the theme. Hmm.

I will follow up with Cosmo Themes. (And apprise the client of the situation.)

Jason, thanks as always. =)

Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
WordPress ProTip: if it works on one theme and not another, it's a theme problem :)
Eric BourlandAuthor Commented:
I figured. I put in a support request at Cosmo Themes.
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