Why are my latest posts not displaying on the homepage?

By default, any posts you mark as sticky will NOT appear in the latest posts section of the homepage. The reason for this is so that users don't see a lot the same posts published twice on the page. It would also be bad for SEO since duplicate content is often penalized by google. 

However, you can change this functionality if you like. The best way to change this to to create a child theme for ExtraNews, then copy template-home.php (or template-home-slider.php if you're using the slider homepage). Then find this line:

query_posts( array('ignore_sticky_posts' => 1, 'cat' => $newscat, 'posts_per_page' => $homeposts, 'paged' => $paged, 'post__not_in' => $postids));

Change it to this:

query_posts( array('ignore_sticky_posts' => 1, 'cat' => $newscat, 'posts_per_page' => $homeposts, 'paged' => $paged));

This removes 'post_not_in' => $postids from the query and featured posts will be displayed there by default.

If you need any assistance with this please contact us and we'd be happy to help!