You will need to set up a couple of pages to get the home page and blog page displaying correctly.
- Add a page in the WordPress admin and name it something like ‘Home’. In the right column under ‘Page Attributes’, select the template ‘Home’. Save this page.
- Add a page in the WordPress admin and name it something like ‘Blog’. Do not select a page template for this one. Save this page.
- Now go to ‘Settings -> Reading’. This will take you to the reading settings for WordPress.
- For ‘Front page displays’ check ‘A static page (see below)’ and for the dropdowns, select the front page as ‘Home’ (or whatever you named the page) and the posts page as ‘Blog’ (or whatever you named it). Save the changes and now the home page is set up and the blog is ready too.