Featured items/ collections not showing

I am facing a trouble with featured items and collections. I am using 2.6.1 Berlin theme. In the appearance section, I have selected “Check this box if you wish to show the featured item/collection on the homepage.” boxes, but the items/ collections do not appear on the homepage https://www.sgr.fi/manuscripta/manuscripta

I already checked that the index.php should be ok. Are there any other suggestions?

It looks like you have a custom homepage set. It looks like it’s a Simple Page. The theme setting you mention will only affect the theme’s normal default homepage.

You can either stop using the custom homepage (this should be set in Appearance -> Navigation) or you could use shortcodes to add featured items/collections to the Simple Page you’re already using.

Thank you,
I had not realized what I had done in using the custom hompepage. Changed the normal default instead, and now everything’s working fine.