January 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm #83618
I am using Genesis and Dynamic website builder http://reelfundr.com/betatest/
And I need to show different categories at the Static home page (with EZ Home top 1 or other options for example), but first I can't see where to link the home page (maybe at the template section), then see how to add the categories (using List Categories post, but probably won't do what we need)
Do I need to add new custom field in the Home page? if yes which values and which query or option to use from the list?
How should I link the home page to the EZ
At the EZ at Dynamic design is set up to show EZ at pages, posts, etc
Static Home page is enabled, Blog and Home page are assigned already at Settings - Reading
Do i need to create a template first? If Yes is there a practical tutorial ?
I am also using the Genesis Layout extras, to see if this can help. I know that I don't necessarily need the Genesis Plugin Extender.
Thanks for reading!http://reelfundr.com/betatest/January 6, 2014 at 6:33 pm #83688Brad DaltonParticipant
Very hard to understand what you want to do sorry.
January 6, 2014 at 6:40 pm #83690pixelhappyMember
So you are using Dynamic Website Builder EZ Static Home page setting found in Dynamic Design > EZ, correct? If so, you do not assign home page in Settings > Readings. You actually leave Front page displays set to your latest posts.
Dynamic overrides this when you set EZ Static Home page at Dynamic Design > EZ. Just set your Static Home Page Structure found between Home Page Type.
You don't need any additional plugins, this will automatically format your home page with EZ widget structure you choose.
You can then use Genesis Featured Posts in EZ home page widget areas and display post (s) from specific category.
You don't need any additional plugins or custom fields. Dynamic Website Builder with Genesis Featured Post widget does everything you need.
Just change your Settings > Readings to latest posts rather than choosing a static page.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you still have questions.
Good luck! Yael
Web developer. WordPress and Genesis Junkie. Yoga lover and aspiring peace maker.January 6, 2014 at 6:45 pm #83691
I need to show different categories in 2 row and 2 columns with Widgets, EZ - Static home page.
Thank you.January 7, 2014 at 3:04 am #83751
Yes, Thank you Yael!
That helped, after not being using Catalyst - Genesis for few months I forgot this.
Another question if you can help: How to show the fancy dropdown effect at the menu in the header right section, and how to show 2 columns in the submenu instead of 1 column?
There is a little instruction at Theme - settings, But I don't see the options.January 7, 2014 at 9:59 am #83815pixelhappyMember
Glad you succeeded with the EZ home page widgets. Easy to forget and not intuitive at all!
Re: Fancy dropdown effect, you only need to click that option in Dynamic Settings > General Settings. Bottom right you see Genesis "Fancy Dropdowns". Click to activate.
Sorry, I'm not sure how you would show 2 columns in submenu. This is not a Dynamic or Genesis option by default.
Web developer. WordPress and Genesis Junkie. Yoga lover and aspiring peace maker.
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