Please excuse me if there's a better forum to post this, but since it has to do with Appearance settings, this seemed the best spot.
We just upgraded to Moodle 3.4 with the Essential theme about a month ago and love the new functionality added to the dashboard, so much that we have changed that to be the default homepage for all users. However, unless I'm mistaken, the only way to add blocks to the sitewide context is on the site home page, and this page is now unavailable (trying to navigate to it directly just redirects to the Dashboard).
Now, I know I could switch the default homepage to "user preference" in order to work on the front page, but then whenever I'm working on it there's the possibility a student could navigate there by accident and get lost because they're not used to it. I am hoping there is just a way I can access the site home directly without changing settings back and forth. Anyone else experience this?