First, create a new page. (Pages -> Add New).
Give your page a title such as ‘Home’. This is for backend use only and won’t be shown on the front end.
Next, under ‘Page Attributes’, choose the ‘Home Page Template’.
Press ‘Publish’ to save the page.
Once you have created the page you can set it to be your homepage in the customizer.
Appearance → Customizer → Homepage Settings
Choose the page you just created in the ‘Homepage’ dropdown and press save.
Once your Home Page has been set up, you can add the Featured Post and Featured Categories Widgets.
The widgets are simple to configure, you simply drag the widget to the corresponding widget area:
‘Homepage Featured Post’ Widget → ‘Featured Post’ Widget area
Now simply choose the:
- Post or Category to Display
- Image that will display on the homepage
- Title to display over image
- Title background color
We recommend using 1 Featured Post and 4 Featured Categories.
We use the following image sizes:
- Featured Post – 970px x 942px
- Featured Categories – 170px x 133px
If your image is too large for the widget area it will automatically be resized.