Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a blog-style or static homepage, part of Learning Genesis for WordPress.
…Another option we can use for our home page is a blog style homepage.…The blog style homepage simply shows your latest post,…like we have here on the Genesis sample theme.…from your WordPress Admin dashboard, if you look under Reading Settings,…you can see that we've got latest posts selected.…Since that's the default WordPress setting,…you don't need any special setup to make this work.…Another example of a StudioPress theme with a blog style home page,…is the Beautiful Pro theme.…You can see that the homepage is just a list of recent post.…
If we open up the theme folder for…Beautiful Pro, we'll see that there's no file called frontpage.php.…So WordPress will default to whatever we have in our Reading Settings.…I want to mention a special circumstance here.…If you're using an older Genesis theme, say, like, the Freelance theme, and…it includes a file called home.php, and instead of that custom home page,…you want to use a blog-style home page like we're talking about in this lesson,.…You should log in to your server via FTP, or your site's File Manager and…
- What is Genesis?
- Which files make up a child theme?
- Setting up navigation options, breadcrumbs, and comments
- Adding custom header and footer scripts
- Working with menus
- Working with the Featured Post and Featured Page widgets
- Using the Genesis Import/Export feature
Skill Level Beginner
Q. This course was updated 5/11/2017. What topics were part of the update?
A. The following topics were part of the update: prerequisite knowledge, installing Genesis, shopping for a Genesis theme, and next steps.