April 18, 2013 at 11:24 pm #3996mrimpossibleCustomer
I want to set up my home page as a “page” rather than the “featured home widgets.” If I do this in the general settings area however, the slider goes away. I’d like to keep the slider on the main page & still have a full page below that instead of the widgetized areas. How can I make this happen?April 19, 2013 at 12:16 am #4001
You’ll have to turn your home.php file into a page template by adding this at the very top (under the first php)
// Template Name: Home
Then whenever you create your page, select the Home template (or whatever you name it). Keep in mind, it will still show the widget content on this page, just as it was on the regular home page.
You’ll be able to use this template as a “page” but if you’re trying to add content from the content editor I’m not sure if it will work out of the box or not without adding customizations or the code that is needed to add content – didn’t know if that was what you were trying to do or not…..If so, you’ll have to create some code for the content to show up in the place that you want. It would probably be easier to just add the Genesis Featured Page widget inside of one of the widget areas like the Welcome or Home Bottom Message (since they are wide)….or you could just create a new widget area to display a Featured Page.April 19, 2013 at 12:26 am #4002mrimpossibleCustomer
I went ahead and followed the instructions you laid out.
I’ve got a “page” now selected as the home page & it works like you said. However, I’d like to add the content from the “page” below the “welcome” widget.
If I don’t fill in the “home” widgets, they don’t show up at all – which is fine since I don’t really want/need them. But do you have any directions on how you might go about adding that code at all?April 19, 2013 at 12:34 am #4003
No I don’t have anything that specifically addresses this since I usually create home.php files to show widgets only. But if you do a Google search, or search StudioPress forums they may already have a post that covers it.April 19, 2013 at 12:35 am #4004
I just did a quick search and came across this –
There are many more tutorials out there as well.April 19, 2013 at 12:38 am #4005
BTW I’m typing this from a tablet which is why I can’t really give you any exact code since I’m not on my computer….but the above links should work.
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