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How to Set Up the Alternate Home Page Template

Filed in Tutorials by on May 31, 2014 0 Comments • views: 10426

If you look at this page, you’ll see the Alternate Home page template in action. The following steps will show you how to set a page to appear like this.

1. Create a New Page

In your WP Dashboard, click Pages >> Add New, and give your new page a title.

2. Select Alternate Home Page Template

Find the Page Attributes meta box to the right of the pageĀ editor, and select the Alternate Home template from the drop-down list of templates.

3. Add Featured Content to Your Page

Scroll down to the Solostream Page Options meta box found beneath the post editor, and select Yes to “Add Full-Width Featured Pages Slider to This Page.” If you’ve not read it yet, see How to Set Up Featured Pages Slider.

4. Add Widgets to Alternate Home Page

In your WP Dashboard, click Appearance >> Widgets, and add content to the Alt Home Page Widgets 1, 2, and 3.

5. Optional: Select Page as the Home Page

Be sure to publish your page first. After that, if you want to use your new page as the site’s home page, you’ll need to change the site settings. In your WP Dashboard, click Settings >> Reading, and select “Static Page” for the “Front page display” field. In the drop-down list of pages, select the new page you just created. You may also want to create a separate page to serve as your Blog page, and you would need to select that page as the Posts Page.

Please Note: When a page is designated as the Posts page, WordPress will associate any element that would normally appear on the home page there. For instance, if you have the Featured Pages slider enabled on the home page, it will appear on the Blog page (you may disable on Theme Settings page).

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