Using the Front Page template

With Julia, we provide a layout that will help you organize your content and customize your homepage until it matches your needs. All you have to do to enjoy that flexibility is to enable 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 Widget areas, can hold widgets such as Featured Posts, Calendar, Categories, and more. You can learn more about widgets from this article.

For example, the front page of our Julia 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 it can be used, let’s start setting it up. Please follow these steps:

Step 1 — Create the page

From your WordPress Dashboard, click on PagesAdd New and name it “Home” or alike.

Step 2 — Set the”Front Page” template

From the right settings bar, select the Page option and, from the Page Attributes section, set the template to “Front Page.”

Step 3 — Set a static Front Page

To finish this up, let’s put the above-created page on the front page. By default, WordPress displays the latest posts there, but you can change that and show your new “Home” page by following the instructions below:

  1. From your WordPress Dashboard, go to AppearanceCustomize, and click on the Homepage Settings tab.
  2. Select the “A static page” option, then choose your new page from the Homepage drop-down.
  3. Click on the Publish button to save your settings.

Step 4 — Add the widgets

Now it’s time to add some widgets to the homepage:

  1. From your WordPress Dashboard, go to AppearanceCustomize.
  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 and start customizing it.

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

Updated on February 23, 2021

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