I have the Split theme and on the demo I can see that there is a photo under the blog title. It seems that I can’t add a photo on my blog. I also can’t see the excerpt from the blog. Everything is checked in the blog’s layout, I am not sure why this happens.
Have a look here: http://wedesserts.com/
I had the excerpt of the blog postings up to today as I customized it to 55 words, then you could click the button to read the entire posting. Something happened today and it does not show. I can’t disable all plugins. It’s too risky.