@hyrax Just in case your homepage is linked to the wrong thing in your Settings > Reading page you may want to take a look here – http://appfinite.com/tutorials/how-to-setup-the-home-and-blog-page/ ….once you have that setup properly, then you can simply add a widget to any of the home widgets and the home.php file will automatically activate and show the homepage.
The link that @Wes posted to shows an exact list of how to create the demo homepage. For example, here is the Homepage widget location/guide – http://appfinite.com/topic/epik-widgets-guide/ for more tutorials/code snippets to recreate the demo please review the links mentioned above.
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