Using the Front Page template

With , we pro­vide a lay­out that will help you orga­nize your con­tent in such way that they fit your needs and audi­ence. To do so, you can use the Front Page tem­plate.

How templates work

A tem­plate is a starter lay­out with numer­ous areas where you can add your con­tent.  In the Front Page tem­plate, each area, known as a Wid­get areas, can hold wid­gets such as Fea­tured Posts, Cal­en­dar, Cat­e­gories etc. For exam­ple, the front page of our demo is built with the Front Page tem­plate. Here are the Wid­get areas that you can find:

Setting up the Front Page template

Now that we described what a tem­plate is and how can be used, let’s start set­ting it up. Please fol­low these steps:

Step 1 — Create the page

From your site Word­Press Dash­board, click on Add a new page and name it “Home” or alike in order to eas­i­ly remem­ber it.

 Step 2 — Set the “Front Page” template

Set the Front Page tem­plate by reach­ing the Page Attrib­ut­es sec­tion (screen­shot).

Step 3 — Set a Static Front Page

To fin­ish this up, let’s put the above-cre­at­ed page on front page. By default, Word­Press dis­plays the lat­est posts there — to change that and show your new “Home” page, fol­low the stan­dard method:

  1. Launch the site Cus­tomiz­er and click on the Sta­t­ic Front Page tab on the left.
  2. Select the Sta­t­ic Page option, then choose your new page from the Front Page drop-down.
  3. Click on the Save & Pub­lish but­ton to save your sta­t­ic page set­tings.

Step 4 — Add the widgets

Good thing we have our page set up now! It’s time to add some wid­gets to the page:
  1. While view­ing the page that you set as hav­ing a Front Page tem­plate, click on Cus­tomize in the upper left menu bar.
  2. In the menu that appeared on the left, go to the Wid­gets sec­tion.
  3. Choose any area you would like to add wid­gets to.
  4. While edit­ing an area, click on the Add a Wid­get but­ton. From the menu that will appear on the right, select any wid­get that you would like to add.

If you want to learn more about our cus­tom wid­gets, you can read about them here.

Updated on December 5, 2017

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