I’m greatly considering building a widgetized home page, and would love some help / feedback. From what I’ve read, there are a number of built in Genesis functions / css classes to help accomplish this, so it shouldn’t be too hard, especially with a moderate understanding of php and css.
Mine main questions are:
Are there any downsides to a widgetized home page, such as load speed (I assume what’s in the widget is what matters, not that it’s a widget in the first place)?
Do I want to accomplish this via a front-page.php file, or by editing functions.php?
Can anyone offer a quick crash course on how this all works / supply any recommended links?
So far I’ve read through this, which gave me a basic understanding, but the more I know, the better.
I’ve looked at a few, at least snippets people have posted in tutorials. My main concern is understanding the process of how it all works. My current understanding is this:
1 – Register widget areas as “sidebars” with unique IDs, which will make them show up in the WordPress dashboard.
2 – Apply CSS to style the new widgetized areas.
3 – Disable the core loop for the front-page?
That’s what I’ve got thus far. I’m not 100% that’s how it works, but that’s what I’m understanding from what I’ve read.
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