Pippa - Homepage Setup

Before You Begin

You'll need to configure two settings on your site before you start setting up your homepage.

  1. Go to Wordpress > Settings > Reading and make sure "Your Latest Posts" is selected under Front Page Displays.
  2. Go to Genesis > Theme Settings. Under Content Archives, check the "Display Featured Image" box. Then, select the "featured-long" image size. Save changes.

Homepage Overview

The Pippa homepage has four widget areas:

  • Front Page 1
  • Front Page 2
  • Front Page 3
  • Front Page 4

Below we'll go over what is inside each of these widget areas. If you imported your widgets, all of the homepage widgets will already be set up for you, so all you'll need to do is fill in your own details! Easy peasy.

The homepage widget areas in this theme are super flexible. You can move widgets to different areas, add new widgets, remove ones you don't need, etc. The possibilities are endless!

How to place widgets

In your Wordpress dashboard, go to Appearance > Widgets. You can drag  widgets from the left side of the page into any of the widget areas on the right side of the page.

Front Page 1

The Pippa slider uses the 17th Avenue Post Slider. Once the plugin is installed, it will appear in the list of widgets on your Widgets page. Drag the Genesis Responsive Slider widget into the Front Page 1 widget area.

Some helpful information/tips about the slider:
  • The slider is pre-configured to display as shown in the theme demo. If the slider does not display correctly (e.g. post title is missing), go to Genesis > Slider Settings and click "Reset Settings" at the top.
  • By default, the slider will display your most recent posts. If you would like to individually choose which posts display in the slider, create a new category on your site called "Featured" (or whatever you'd like to call it). Assign that category to the posts you want to display in the slider. Then, go to Genesis > Slider Settings. Under "By Taxonomy and Terms," select the Featured category. Save

Front Page 2

This section displays a shopping widget from ShopStyle Collective, a third-party affiliate marketing company. For instructions on setting up an account with ShopStyle and creating these kinds of widgets,  click here.

Front Page 3

The "Get on the List" subscription widget uses Genesis eNews Extended. Click here for setup instructions.

Front Page 4

The first Custom HTML widget just serves as a title for this section, so the content area is left blank (feel free to add text to the content box if you wish).

Genesis Featured Page widget x 3. Configure as shown below and repeat for two more featured page widgets.

In the demo, the three featured page widgets link to blog categories, but you can link them anywhere (even offsite). You could do About, Services, and Contact. You could do Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Truly anything you want :)