Homepage not working

Hi experts,

I am new to jekyll and installed MM theme which I find great.

My local site: localhost:4000 is not loading the homepage as expected. Here is the index.html:

---
layout: single
author_profile: true
---

Additionally, there is a home.md page under _pages which has this permalink:

---
layout: single
permalink: /
...
---

What is missing there so home.md loads in localhost:4000?

Thanks a lot.

Found my error on another post. The index.html file on the site root path should be removed.