Not really a question but more of a beware to other site owners. In a haste to post an article mistakenly used a GIF in the featured image and it broke the front page of my site. It took me 6 hours to finally figure out what caused it. Maybe I am the only one that has happen to, but just a heads up for others.
There were no error messages, but my static front page would show nothing below the header and menu, just my background color. Upon further investigation, I could see any of my pages but any page using a category setting in the menu came up as blank below the menu. I didn’t realize that until after my post here or I would have reworded it.
I should also mention that I use the Max Mega Menu plugin, so there could have been something in it blocking the category pages from being shown.
Once I removed the .gif then everything worked fine. I’ve never had that happen before.