I did it successfully, the static front page part, the problem is the blog posts don’t appear under “Blog” – I don’t know where they’re appearing. I want them under blog – that’s where they should be by default – but they’re not.
Did what you said, went to Settings > Reading, changed the homepage to point to the latest blog post, & then my experimental blog post did indeed display there; but what if I do want the homepage to display a static page, & my posts to show under “Blog”, how do I do that?
One of the built-in tabs in the header is “Blog”, but this seems to be a static page; note in the widget area on the right there’s a “recent posts” section with an experimental blog post I wrote yesterday.
Why doesn’t this blog post appear on the page “blog” links to?