Setup + Manage Home Page

After importing the demo content, you will need to setup the homepage. Go to Settings > Reading and set the Front page displays settings as follows:

Front Page Displays: A Static Page Front Page: Home Page Posts Page: Blog

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MISSING HOME PAGE

The scrolling home page is created using a special page template. If you’ve already imported the demo content, the page titled Home Page will already be configured. If not, here is how you can create a new scrolling page:

In the WordPress dashboard, go to Pages > Add New

On the right side of the page under Page Attributes, set the Page Template as Scrolling Home Page

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MISSING BLOG PAGE

You can create a new "Blog" page in Pages > Add New then follow the above instructions to set the new blog page as the post's page.

ADD SECTIONS TO THE HOME PAGE

Once you have a page with the Scrolling Home Page template set, you can begin adding sections. To add a new section click the Add Section button.

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COLLECTION

This section will display portfolio (or other) subpages in a masonry style grid. Refer to the section on adding collection subpages for more details.

Header Title - Add a title for the section

Section Sub-title - Add an optional sub-title

Categories - Filter the section to display certain categories only

Display Category Buttons - Choose to show or hide the category sorting buttons

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TEXT SECTION

Add in a block of content of your choosing. Includes a field for an optional section sub-title - leave blank to not display it. Enter your content in the Text Block Section field; for additional toolbar options (like text styles, raw html, etc.), click on the right-most button Toolbar Toggle.

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LATEST POSTS

Add a section that will display the latest posts from your blog.

Header Title - Add a title for the section

Section Sub-title - Add an optional sub-title

Number of Posts to Display - Choose between 3, 6 or 9 posts displaying

Category - Filter the section to display certain post categories only

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PHOTO

Add in a call to action button on a photo background that links to any url of your choosing.

Link URL - The web address to link to.

Link Text - What the button will say. Leave this blank to hide the button.

Section Background Image - Upload an image to display as the background to the section. Images 1200px or wider are recommended.

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CONTACT SECTION

Add in a contact form for your viewers to use to get in touch.

Header Title - Add a title for the section

Section Sub-title - Add an optional sub-title

Contact Form Shortcode - Paste in the contact form short code to use (e.g., [contact-form-7 id="481" title="Coastal Contact Form”]). The short code can be retrieved from theContact section of the WordPress admin menu. Note this theme is optimized to work with the Contact Form 7 plugin, and functionality cannot be guaranteed for other contact form plugins.

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REORDER SECTIONS

To reorder the home page sections, you can simply drag and drop them into the desired order.

DELETE SECTIONS

To delete home page sections, click on the “-” button in the top right of each section.

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