Settings -> Reading -> Front page displays -> A static page -> Posts page
I can choose the name of a WordPress page from the drop-down menu.
How come WordPress takes the page title, displays the page title in the menu on the front page, and then, when I click on the page title I am shown the blog posts, instead of that page's content?
This makes me think pages are not suitable for use in this area as once I designate a page as the posts page, its content becomes hidden and is no longer visible. Could someone please explain why WordPress works in this way?
The way the
Settings -> Reading -> Front page displays -> A static page -> Front page
works on the other hand is clear. When the user goes to the URL corresponding to the WordPress document root or clicks on the text in the header, WordPress displays this page.