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    colkav
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    Hi all,

     

    I want to create a layout a bit like this:

    http://www.cathkidston.co.uk/

    except I’d like some text to the left of the sidebar.

    I have it in my head that to do something like this, using the sample theme, I need to create a Page Template for the Home page.

     

    I’ve create a Page called Home.

    And I’ve created a template called front-page.php with the following code, based very partially,  on these instructions:

    http://www.artofblog.com/building-a-genesis-child-theme/

     

    <code>
    <!–?php /** (i’ve removed this bit) */

    // Remove Page Title remove_action( ‘genesis_post_title’, ‘genesis_do_post_title’ );

    // Content Area remove_action( ‘genesis_loop’, ‘genesis_do_loop’ ); add_action( ‘genesis_loop’, ‘be_home_loop’ );

    /** * Home Content Area * */

    genesis(); ?–>
    </code>

     

    All works fine.

    I then added a the sidebar by using this tutorial (the “Sidebar before posts” code):

    http://designsbynickthegeek.com/tutorials/add-widgeted-sidebar

    and adding the relevant code to functions.php.

    Now, at this point I’m asking myself, why do I need to use a custom page template?

    …and the Home page, sidebar / genesis responsive slider works fine.

     

    And what i though i would be able to do at this point is go into the Dashboard->Pages and edit  / add text to the Home page.  But no, when I tried to do this, and hit publish it took me to a “Are you sure you want to do this?” notice… and no text shows on the Home page.

    How do I get the front-page.php to use the content on my Page called Home?  Is it something to do with adding divs in the front-page.php? (excuse my lack of knowledge, but if i was just pointed in the right direction…)

    Do i have to use a custom template on the home page to achieve what i want to do?

    And, apologies for all the questions, but, in the example:

    http://www.cathkidston.co.uk/

     

    See the second row?  The “daily Bags” etc… How would a WP developer typically go about putting these in a page?  I can understand they might style the elements in the stylesheet, but would the content, images etc be added in the WordPress Edit Page section?

    My URL is here:

    http://clienttest3.macsupportedlondon.co.uk/

    (the text box, which is in the right place, was / is currently achieved by adding a second sidebar, and text widget)

    Many thanks in advance for any insight!

    Colkav

     

     

     

    #18731

    colkav
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    Marking this as resolved because I need to re-phrase this question..

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