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D8 - Configuration - System - Basic Site Settings - Assign Front Page - Create a Front Page Node

1. Create a Home Page Node

Before configuring anything, we need to have a front page node created.

We use our customized Page content type for consistency's sake, but it can be any node type.

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2. Go to Basic Site Settings

Go to Admin Menu > Configuration > System > Basic Site Settings.

D8 - Configuration - System - Basic Site Settings - Assign Front Page - Change Default Front Page to Home

3. Change Default Front Page to Home

Once on the Basic Site Settings screen:

Default Front Page text field = enter a /your-path. The example uses /home, which is what our OSU Drupal 8 distribution uses. A node id in the form of /node/node-number can be used as well.

Click the Save Configuration button.

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4. Click Front Page Button

Click on the Drupal 8 icon in the upper left corner of your screen to get to the front page.

D8 - Configuration - System - Basic Site Settings - Assign Front Page - New Front Page

5. New Front Page Added

Your new front page will now display.

Note the URL structure on your new front page. You'll see that there is no "home" path. The front page is actually a view that is dependent on some other path.

In OSU Drupal 8, if this node's path is changed from home to something else, the setting here will need to changed as well, otherwise the front page will appear broken.