Best Answer Rob , 05 January 2013 - 07:14 PM
The special page templates are not editable and we don't support customizations to core files. When creating a static blog page, you select one of the templates available in the drop down list found in the right column of the page. If the template needs to be changed, use the Template Editor, selecting from the drop down list there.
The Blog template is, again, a special template that only deals with the layout, design and presentation of the postloop. It has nothing to do with the application of a highlight or features, boxes or other sections. There is nothing to stop you from creating a static blog page with the Highlight or Carousel templates.
Once you've created the page, make sure that the edit field of the page is entirely blank. This must contain nothing at all or the blog will not work. Saved, you then go to Dashboard > Settings > Reading and set it to be the Posts Page under Static Pages.Go to the full post