I did have 1.7.9.
Andre loaded it for me personally, perhaps it was a version just for me?? As I had asked about the featured image issue.
In the meantime, I am confused you do not know what I am talking about regarding the ability to customize the site? It under the dashboard drop down box. You go to customize where you can change the colours, add social media.. etc..
Anyway, somewhere in there was a button to either show or hide featured image on a single page.
Please help as I website needs to be very visual and if I do not have the ability to show the featured image on single pages it is just not good.