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)?
I got it. So, to document the solution:
- Enable Views and Views UI modules
- Either set the Front Page to the now-available
frontpagefor 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.