As part of the branding of our new SP2013-based intranet, I have created a new custom Masterpage and Page Layouts and set this as the default Masterpage.
I have also created a custom Masterpage and Page Layout solely for use with the homepage of our intranet.
For the homepage I have overridden the system Masterpage value via SharePoint Designer 2013 - which worked fine. I now need to change the Page Layout used by the homepage however I can't find any option to do so:
(both pages are in same site so publishing features is available for both)
I know in SP2010 the workaround was to create a new Page in the site with the desired Masterpage & Page Layout and then to set that page as the site's homepage. However that 'solution' results in a change to the intranet's home URL which I've been told is not acceptable.
My Masterpage and Page Layout are working fine (I can use them on new pages).
So my question is 'how can I set the site's default homepage to use a custom Page Layout?'