Frontpage slideshow not showing

Here are the steps that I have taken:

  1. Created a content type of "slide" with the following fields
    Title
    Body
    Link
    Image
  2. Created 3 slides with "slide" content type.
  3. Created a new view named "slideshow" using Views Slideshow (slideshow). The preview correctly displayed the slideshow.
  4. Added the block "slideshow" in the theme’s block "Featured"
  5. Configured the block to show only slide content.
  6. Saved the block.
  7. Cleared the registry by typing "drush cr". Cleared.
  8. Clicked Firefox refresh button.
  9. Clicked the "Home". Only the "Welcome Text .." displayed. No slideshow.
  10. Rechecked Views Slideshow to ensure that it is correctly displayed.
  11. Update mariadb.
  12. Refreshed. Still no slideshow.

Have I missed something?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot.

M A Sani