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

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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:  http://test.ebwebwork.com/

I would like the Stories page -- http://test.ebwebwork.com/?page_id=25 -- to be the default page when http://test.ebwebwork.com/ loads in a browser.

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

Eric
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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.

Light cigar, update resume to include "Web Developer"
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by:Eric Bourland
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~still laughing out loud~

I knew it was there somewhere.

Jason, thank you as always. =) Peace.

Eric
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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.

Hmm.

http://test.ebwebwork.com/

Maybe I will recreate the page.
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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.
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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. =)

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