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I installed D8 using the minimal profile but it does not have or does not enable the front page view, redirecting requests to the user page. How can I enable the standard front page (with the recent posts)?

  • The "Frontpage" view is created automatically upon installation. Did you set the /node page as the default front page in: Admin -> Configuration -> Site information? – Aram Boyajyan Feb 24 '16 at 21:59
  • I think that is clear, frontpage (with the recent posts) is a 'View' and minimal profile don't install it, then, no frontpage with 'views' page and blocks. Check on core/profiles/minimal/minimal.info.yml in the dependencies which modules are installed. – Vagner Feb 25 '16 at 12:23
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I got it. So, to document the solution:

  1. Enable Views and Views UI modules
  2. Either set the Front Page to the now-available frontpage for the traditional recent posts page

Another way (which was more suited to my intents) is to create a new content type (e.g. Static Page), create a new node of that type and set the site frontpage to that. This is useful when you are developing a theme with a custom frontpage template featuring several regions to be filled with different views.

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