January 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm #177784nscaliceMember
This is for the Digital Pro theme, but it probably applies to others as well.
Is it possible to swap out one of the "Front Page" widget areas, specifically the last one that displays the latest posts, for just a regular widget area? I'd like to just have text there. Or, is there a way to completely remove that widget area, and add a new one in its place?
Hope this makes sense.
Thanks,http://earnworthy.comJanuary 29, 2016 at 2:26 am #177802
A widget area is just an empty canvas until you add widgets. Specific widgets are not added to widget areas by default in any Studio Press theme. You decide which widgets go where.
January 29, 2016 at 6:57 am #177816nscaliceMember
Hi Victor, thanks, I understand that, but what I am referring to specifically is the area in the Digital Pro theme that pulls the latest blog posts onto the home page. I'd like to swap out the blog posts for other widgets, but since this area isn't set up like a normal widget area, I'm trying to figure how to do it.
If you look at the Digital Pro demo, you'll see the area I'm talking about on the homepage that pulls in the latest blog posts. It has the header of "Our Journal."February 2, 2016 at 5:27 am #178136
You can turn of the digital journal in the theme customization. http://my.studiopress.com/setup/digital-pro-theme/home-page-setup/front-page-content-section/
February 5, 2016 at 8:25 am #178380topherjMember
I was looking for an answer to this same question, and while your answer provides a way to turn off the unwanted "recent posts" it does not give the option to insert other HTML text into that widget area. Is there a way to turn off the unwanted Recent Posts but open up that area for something else?
Thank you,February 11, 2016 at 10:11 am #178800Adam WhitakerParticipant
Would also appreciate an answer to this question.February 11, 2016 at 4:01 pm #178830
In order to do what you want, you'll need to customize front-page.php and add another widget area. In that file, there is a function named digital_front_page_widgets(). You would first register a new widget area in functions.php, then modify the function in front-page.php to display the widget area. You would also have to add all of the corresponding CSS to style.css for the new widget area. It's not hard to do, but if your not experienced with PHP, it could be troublesome, but this article may help. While I wrote it to answer a question about News Pro theme, the process should work for any theme: http://victorfont.com/add-widget-areas-to-news-pro-theme/
February 12, 2016 at 7:18 am #178872topherjMember
Hi Victor -- Thank you for the response and helpful article!February 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm #180024limboMember
You might also have your text / html / images and /or galleries in a page. And then under reading settings of word press set your home page to a static page (the page with the content you want) and i will load that instead of your latest posts.
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