February 19, 2014 at 12:28 am #10780
I followed these instructions in the Forum:
If you are using a theme that has widgets on the homepage demo, these will show up on your homepage as soon as you add content inside of them. If you don’t add any content inside of the widgets then the home.php file will display your blog posts by default.
I added content to several widgets (Welcome, 1, 14) using the text widget but nothing shows up on home page. Do I need to insert a shortcode on home page or something?
What am I missing here?
DavidFebruary 19, 2014 at 5:12 am #10782
No it should show up once you add a widget……you won’t need to add a shortcode or anything like that. How do you have your homepage setup? Do you have your “Reading” Settings set to show “latest posts”?February 19, 2014 at 6:35 am #10786
I have a static page as my home page and that page is using the default template.
I do not want posts on home page – Posts appear under a blog template page.
Is that an incorrect set up?February 19, 2014 at 8:35 am #10788GuiLoisCustomer
Sporty Dave, a suggestion, unless I have misunderstood,
have you set your static front page to ‘Your latest posts’ which is an option in the theme/customize/static front page settings.
I understand you need that for the widgets to appear on your home page.February 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm #10798
Thanks Guilois. I will give it a try and see what happens!February 19, 2014 at 10:03 pm #10807
@sportydave, if you want to use the homepage widgets on another page (and not the homepage) then you’ll actually need to turn your home.php file into a Page Template first. Right now it’s only designed to show on the homepage, but you can turn it into a Page Template by adding this to your home.php file (right after the first
// Template Name: Home
Adding that will allow you to create a Page and select this template from the Template dropdown on the right of the Page editor. Once you add content inside of the home widgets they will show up on that page.February 19, 2014 at 11:53 pm #10810
I wanted the widgets to appear on home page only. But I see that I was using a default page template for my home page and I needed to modify a couple of details in the Theme as Guilois has suggested above.
Thanks.February 20, 2014 at 1:42 pm #10824
Were you able to get everything working ok?February 20, 2014 at 3:40 pm #10837
I am working on it Wes. I will let you know how I go.
Thanks for making contact.
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