No “homepage” in pages
October 27, 2013 at 6:46 am #14290
I”ve managed to add an image/change colors on the homepage. I wanted to create the boxes w/ images and text as in the Demo site, so I watched the tutorial on how to basically replicate the demo homepage.
While I can access all the widgets I don’t have the option of selecting the homepage as done in the tutorial. Where did I go wrong?
Thanks so much!October 27, 2013 at 7:54 am #18527
Not quite sure I understand what you mean by homepage option….probably because it’s 11pm here for me :S
Are you referring to setting up what WordPress calls a static page? I’m guessing you might have missed doing the WordPress Settings >> Reading (where you can set your front page and your blog page).October 27, 2013 at 8:36 am #18528
Thanks so much for your response! And so sorry I don’t yet have all the WP lingo :blink:
I took 2 screen shots. I don’t know how to edit the front page (homepage) other than the image and colors. I did this by going to Appearance – Customize and altering the images and colors. I did that by following your tutorial https://www.styledthemes.com/encounters-theme-setup/42-change-the-colours-of-encounters.
Then I watched the tutorial “create-a-front-page-like-the-demo-site” to try and make further changes. However, the page that looks like my front page that I’ve already altered isn’t visible in the PAGES section of WP. I took a screen shot of the home page and the list of pages.
After reading your response I went to WordPress Settings >> Reading and see that I can select a page. But I’m not sure how to convert the front page header into an actual page…so grateful for your advice!
RobynOctober 27, 2013 at 9:21 am #18529
I Robyn… it’s actually past midnight here for me so I will have to follow up tomorrow. However, you may want to insert your screenshots again because I don’t see them in your post here. Or, if possible, a link to your site? Tomorrow I will help you get setup with your front page (assuming you want it to look like the demo site), so if you don’t hear from me within the next 16 hours, post a follow up message here.October 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm #18531
Thanks again on your reply and not to worries on time between responses, I know not everyone is a night owl 🙂
Here are the two screen shots (one PDF) of what I’m seeing, thanks!October 27, 2013 at 7:12 pm #18532
Good morning! ummm… what PDF? lol, there’s no file here. Do you have a link to your site?October 27, 2013 at 7:45 pm #18533
The site isnt up and running yet. Hmm, I am clearly having issues with the attachment. Are we only allowed to add certain types of filies? The first time I added a PDF, which didn’t work, and this morning I added it then hit “INSERT” and it said it was inserted (A one page PDF w/ the 2 images). So not sure where I’m failing!
This time I’m adding and inserting the 2 images directly:
thanks again for your guidance!October 27, 2013 at 8:04 pm #18534
This link should work to my website. The issue I’m having (I think, after watching more tutorials) is I’m not sure how to make a front page that has the header image as the demo does. I have my own photo there now just not sure how to get the “look” of the front page actually on a page template
thanks!October 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm #18535
Thanks for the link… I almost didn’t recognize my theme on your site; but I like that because it shows that someone is getting more creative 🙂
Anyway, if it’s the slideshow you are referring to, the tutorial for that part is here:
The live demo for Encounters is using the Widgetkit plugin (which is actually a combination of different plugins rolled into one). The one used is the slideshow one. Widgetkit is free for the Widgetkit Lite plugin (which is what I am using).October 28, 2013 at 5:37 am #18536
Whoohoo, thanks so much! Its sorted out 🙂 And I have the box images (not complete) so starting to mirror the demo a bit more — there are so many great options in this template. Looking forward to sharing when its up and public!October 28, 2013 at 6:13 am #14291
Good to hear 🙂
As I tell everyone, don’t rush into it, take it one step at a time, put something new in, check it out, if all good, move on to the next item on the list. Eventually everything comes together and it’s a great learning experience.
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