I've gone ahead and installed and activated the live wire child theme.
Unfortunately, here is the issue I am facing. At one point, while trying to remove the "Home" subheading, I followed method 2 of these instructions online:
However, this unintentionally removed the entire post designated as the front page in word press. As such, I removed the code that I added to the content_page.php.
Unfortunately, the problem still persists and even with the child theme installed, I still get a blank front page.
I've tried deleted the live wire parent files on my host and reinstall them....but the same issue persists.
Thanks a bunch!!!