After Blogger continued to ignore our pleas for a static home page, we found a 2 step workaround for this omission.
- In Settings - Formatting, we set "Show" to "0 posts".
- With some clever custom template code, we make a text gadget that only displays on home page.
Recently, the option to "Show 0 posts" changed, and we would see
Number too small: must be greater than: 1if we dared to try "Show 0 posts". This really put a damper on the ability to make a static home page.
Today, we noted that omission was partially corrected. Now, you can go to Settings - Formatting, and set "Show 0 posts". However, if you then go to "Blog Posts" in "Page Elements", and try to change any of the settings there, you will continue to see
Number too small: must be greater than: 1when you try to change any post template settings, with "Show 0 posts" selected at the top of the window.
It's not terribly difficult to work through the limitation.
- Change to "Show 1 post".
- Make any changes to "Blog Posts" settings, and Save.
- Go back to Settings - Formatting, and change back to "Show 0 posts".
It looks like the guys in charge of Settings - Formatting didn't talk to those in charge of "Blog Posts".