Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a custom front page, part of WordPress Themes: Customizing Themes with Genesis.
- [Instructor] When it comes to the Genesis framework…there's several options available…for the home page or front page of our site.…If you go to your WordPress dashboard…and head over to the settings reading tab…and right here we have this option for front page displays.…Now we can say a static page and choose a page…from our site, we only have one at the moment,…but let's save the changes and go look.…So there I can just see a single sample page showing.…Now the other option is to do…a list of your latest blog post.…
So if we save the changes, go back and look,…now it's only showing one post…because that's actually all that I have on this site.…So the third option for a home page is to have a custom,…or dynamic, home page that displays…either a bunch of widget areas…or a combination of widget areas with your latest blog post.…I'm going to let you in on a big secret…of how you know if your child theme has a custom home page.…Open up your child theme folder and if you see…a file called front page dot PHP then you have one.…
- Setting the stage for your customization
- Selecting a child theme to customize
- The core of the Genesis framework
- Child theme template structure
- Action hooks and filters in WordPress and Genesis
- Editing theme files
- Editing the style sheet
- Working with functions
- Adding a custom header image
- Registering a widget area
Skill Level Beginner
1. Setting the Stage for Your Customization
2. Explaining Genesis and WordPress
3. Editing Theme Files
4. Working with the Loop
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