I have been struggling with this problem for ages and through different atahualpa themes and have finally given up trying to find a solution by myself.
Whatever I do/ change in Atahualpa theme options - Configure Excerpts, nothing changes on my homepage.
I want either to show a longer excerpt (200 words or so and at least one picture) or one full post and then excerpts.
Even if I reset settings or download excerpts plug ins - the format and length of my excerpts does not change. I am getting really frustrated with this