Amelia - Homepage Setup

Blog posts, sidebar, and footer are not shown in this visual but will be present on your site.

Before You Begin

You'll need to configure your Reading settings before you start setting up your homepage. Go to Wordpress > Settings > Reading. Under Front Page Displays, select "Your Latest Posts."

1. Homepage Post Image Slider

The Amelia slider uses Genesis Responsive 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 to add the slider to your theme.

Some helpful tips/information 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.
  • For your images to display in the slider, you must have featured images set for your posts. Your featured image should be a landscape image at least 1650x600px.
  • 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

2. Featured Page Buttons

1. Go to Appearance > Widgets. Drag a “Genesis Featured Page Advanced” widget into the Front Page 2 widget area.

2. Configure the settings as seen here:

3. Repeat steps 1-2 for the two other buttons.

3. "Currently Loving" Shop widget

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.

Drag a Custom HTML widget into Front Page 3 and paste your affiliate code.

4. Subscription Widget

The "Join the List" subscription widget in the Amelia theme uses  Genesis eNews Extended. To learn how to configure this plugin, click here.

Go to Appearance > Widgets. Drag the Genesis eNews Extended widget into the Front Page 4 widget area. The widget title used in the demo is “Join the List.” Configure the widget how you would like, and then save.