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Hi, I'm a new WordPress user and complete novice. I'm using the Genesis framework with the Author Pro theme. I want to display a sidebar and text on the front page. I have set up the widgets and added a couple of them including the WPForms for a Newsletter Signup. They display correctly, as does my header and the page names and some footer data. The text I am using for Front Page1 does not display, even though it shows up in the widget configuration page correctly. If I put text into a post, then this text will display, but it also contains all the post data.
In the text area there is a greyish bar that says: You are here:Home. In the text area it says: Sorry, no data matched your criteria.
What am I doing wrong? I realise it is something really dumb, but I cannot figure it out.
In the preview mode, and using the list of widgets, I added a text widget onto Page1 (as there was none listed there). As soon as I did this, it removed the sidebar and made Page1 full width, and added the text that I just inserted.
Sorry, totally confused.Love some help.
At present I have a Plug-in that shows a 'Coming Soon' page.
Did you follow your child theme's setup instructions? https://my.studiopress.com/documentation/author-pro-theme/
With any Studio Press theme you can have either a static front page, which means content and sidebar, or the widgetized front front page. You can't have both.
In Author Pro, the widgetized front page is designed to be full-width. This means no sidebar. If you want to use a siderbar on a widgetized front page, there are a lot of code changes you'd have to make in both PHP and CSS. I suggest you get the theme setup as designed first before you try to make any significant code changes.
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