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I cannot believe i can't find an answer for this. Using Epik Theme, static home page. Reading settings set to static home page.
I want to feature 3 or 4 posts of my choosing at the bottom of my home page content. Is there not a plugin, a switch, a button - anything - that I can use to make this happen?
Gen Feature Posts do not appear when I place it in any of the 14 home page feature wdigets that come with this theme.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The epik theme is constructed in a way that using the home page widget areas replaces the use of a static home page, so using a static home page makes these inactive.
It's still possible though, but you'd need some code to customise the theme in this way.
Just look out for '( is_page('ID')' and make sure you put the correct id of the page you want the widget area to appear on. Or '( is_home() )' should also do the trick.
Once you have your widget area set up, you can use the widget 'genesis featured posts' to add as many posts as you like.
If the widget area appears in the wrong place, you will need to find the correct hook, and replace that bit of code. All the hooks are here.
ps: add you'll be needing to amend your functions.php, you will need to back up or work locally, as if you copy and paste wrong and miss anything out, the site will crash.
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Davey! Thank you so much.
I assume that the only way to use the exisitng widgets is to select the "use latest posts" in the reading settings instead of the Static page. Bit of a bummer, but your workaround seems like it will do the trick.
Syndey, eh? Where are you from orginally? I live in Australia about 3 hours north of Sydney.
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