The option for blogs:
“Blog Categories: Choose which blog categories you want to show”
Does not work on my installation. I’ve entered the full name, the slug, quotes, no quotes, commas, etc? It is a textbox field, rather than a selector of some type.
I have not found any guidance on why this is not working on the forums?
I fixed it, there are 2 “blog” templates shown on my page template list. Selecting the other one made it work.
The other issue I have seen though is the Beta has removed the project/portfolio permalink options (see image).