November 15, 2019 at 10:07 am #494736
I've been using Magazine Pro with the Homepage widgets and the Genesis Featured Posts Widgets plugin to show recent and random posts.http://www.nosaintshistory.com/
Well long story short I tried out the Atomic Blocks plugin with one of the recent updates and changed my Homepage. Now, I really want to go back to using Genesis Featured Posts and the Homepage Widgets but for the life of me I can't remember how I originally achieved it. Could someone please help?
I do remember a page with a tutorial that made it very easy but I can't find that either - if someone here knows one I'd really appreciate a link.November 15, 2019 at 12:37 pm #494739November 15, 2019 at 3:01 pm #494746
And set it to what?
I created a new page and set it to that, set up the home page with the widgets but it doesn't change from showing a list of my latest posts.
EDIT -- It doesn't display my latest posts, but it shows the same posts everytime it's refreshed.November 15, 2019 at 4:24 pm #494749November 15, 2019 at 7:45 pm #494753
You mean set it to "Latest Posts" right?
I did that, but then what? I'm adding Genesis Featured Posts to the Home page widgets (Home Top, Middle and Bottom) but nothing is changing. I even go to the Widgets Option in the Customizer and those Widget areas are not showing. I'm getting a "Your theme has 5 other widget areas, but this particular page doesn’t display them."November 15, 2019 at 8:54 pm #494754November 16, 2019 at 7:43 am #494777
Ok, would Atomic Blocks have done that?
I know Genesis is a little different. Is there a tutorial on creating one?November 16, 2019 at 11:14 am #494779
No Atomic Blocks would not have deactivated the widgetized home. Check you theme folder on the server. See if you have a front-page.php file. If you don't, you need to add it back. Or you possibly could have renamed it. Either way, you need the front-page.php file along with adding widgets. Try creating a blank page called "Home". Then set that to Static and the Blog page as the Posts page. See if that brings it back.
November 16, 2019 at 5:47 pm #494794
First, thank you very much for your assistance helping me. I do appreciate it.
I added the front-page.php to my child theme folder - but what should I include in it? I added this to it.
<?php /** * This file adds the Front Page Template to any Genesis Child Theme. */ genesis();
Created the blank page "Home" like you suggested, set the Static setting to the Home Page and still no widgets. Just to make sure I went back and looked at my functions.php and made sure they were being called.November 23, 2019 at 12:28 am #494991
You need to use the old version of the theme as the new one is coded for Gutenberg and doesn't include the front page template or code to register the widgets in functions.php.
November 23, 2019 at 7:29 am #494999
Thanks for getting back with me.
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