Joomla installs with a default of only 3 to 4 items on the home page (depending on your column configuration). I found it was somewhat complicated to find the administrative screen allowing you to increase the number of content items showing on a joomla home page.
Since I’ll probably need to find this again, and I’m sure I’ll forget before then. Below are the instructions:
1. fire up your Admin
2. select Menu => mainmenu
3. select ‘Home’ in Menu Item column
4. update #Intro in Parameters module
That’s it. Increasing this to 4 will allow up to 4 content items on the home page (actually 5 if you’re using the #Leading).
So, it seems a little counterintuitive to have to enter through the Menu manager in order to access the home page Parameters with the Joomla Admin, but it is what it is.