So I've set up my site to use static pages for the front page and the posts page. Now I'm creating my posts page template. I wanted to grab some content from the actual page I made for the posts page (even though it's no longer really considered a page) and I figured out how to do it...sort of.
$posts_page = get_option( 'page_for_posts' ); $title = get_post( $posts_page )->post_title; echo $title;
So this will display the title of the "page" in the header area instead of the title of the post. What I need and can't figure out now is how to grab the featured image URL, with a custom thumbnail size with this method.