It’s still very unclear without seeing the source…
A lot of assumptions need to be made without seeing the source.
a section called pages
that has misc content like about and contact pages
Those 2 are
about/_index.md (shouldn’t be this last one).
that I do not want to have a section for
If you don’t want a dir to become a section, make it a “leaf” bundle i.e. put an
index.md in that dir. That will then show up as a regular page.
then I have a few other sections like blog and services that I do want to display an index for.
So, what happens right now with those? how are those folders organized? Do they not have
_index.md in them?
So you see… there are a lot of questions… You can get more and accurate help only after you share the site source (doesn’t have to be actual if there are privacy reasons… but at least share a minimal replica of that).