new blog template does not port over post or pages

New Blog Template does not do the following:
1. Port over posts of the category that I set. I have one post set to "Welcome" category on my template and I have "Welcome" category clicked.
2. Port over pages in the template blog. I have two pages and they are both selected in the template settings.
3. Set the 2 pages (which are not ported over) to be static pages for the front page.