Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring the front page, part of WordPress and Genesis DIY: Community Website.
- In this movie, we'll walk through…setting up the front page of the…Orange Valley Community Arts Association website.…Setting up the front page is one of…the most fun parts of a website build for me.…I think it's where all the visuals…really start to come together.…To start, let's check over with the StudioPress…theme setup documentation. For that first widget,…the Home - Featured Widget Area,…they're telling us that they're using the…Genesis Responsive Slider plugin.…Since I haven't gotten to installing plugins on my site yet,…I think I'm going to leave this section for a little later.…
Let's move on to the next widget area.…The Home - Top Widget Area displays content…just below where that slider will go.…In this case, they're using a Text widget in the demo…to display a welcome message. I think I'll do the same.…Let's go back over to our website, navigate to Widgets,…and open up the Home - Top widget area.…We'll click Add a Widget and select a Text widget.…Now, what's going to go in there?…Well, thankfully, I've got that content document…
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Understanding your site goals
- Making a content inventory
- Choosing a theme and plugins
- Configuring the menus and layout
- Extending functionality with plugins
- Adding forums, events, and forms to your website
- Securing your site and managing spam
Skill Level Beginner
1. Preparing to Build a Site
2. Picking and Configuring a Theme
3. Extending Functionality with Plugins
4. Going Live
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