I can’t believe how easy a solution was available for this problem, and I fixed it myself after hours of searching!
I set up a new website using WordPress. No issue. Normally when I set one of these up I just use the blog posts as the first page and never have to to encounter this problem.
However, this time I wanted to set up a Static Page as my Home Page. No biggie – WordPress has that functionality right under the hood. Go to Settings/Reading/Front Page Displays and select “static page” then choose which page you want as your new ‘home’ or front page and where you want to refer to your blog posts. Easy as.
Trouble was when I did that I ended up with both two navigation menu items highlighted as the home page. Grrr. I figured this must be a common