Okay, let's say I have a website with the following navigation:
HOME - ABOUT - PRODUCT - NEWS - CONTACT
The 'about' and 'contact' page are just simple pages of course. The 'product' page is just an archive of a custom post type. Nothing special over there.
Then there's just the 'home' and 'news' page. If I make a page called 'home', I can than go to 'Settings' > 'Reading' and set a static page as front page.
But now I would like the 'news' page to be the 'default' posts overview. But somehow, I've never found a way to make this work without creating an empty paged called 'news' or something and go to 'Settings' > 'Reading' again, and set this page as the posts page.
But now I have an empty page inside the pages overview, and I don't really want that page. Clients try to put stuff in there and email me that it doesn't show up and stuff like that.
So question is, do you really need to create an empty page just to set that page as the posts page/blog page?