I have a list "Items". Using SPD, I have created a view "Featured Item", and edited the view and its properties so it displays a single item in a meaningful way. The view works great when viewing the list directly.
In the same web where the list is, on the intro page of the web, I add a List View Web Part to display the list. I manually switch the view to "Featured Item".
The strange thing is, the view is rendered, but not with any of the modifications I made to it. If I switch to viewing the list itself, the modified version of the view is displayed as desired. I switch back to the intro page, and the original version of the view is displayed.
The intro page has been checked in, etc. This seems to be some weird issue with the LVWP refusing to pick up any updates to the view. I'm at a loss on what to do next, and google has not been my friend on this one.
Fwiw, this is SP2010.