Tagged: child theme
I would like to create a Child Theme that looks and functions just like the default “Genesis Theme” (header, sidebar, footer, css, etc…) but with a “Homepage Template” so I can add a Slideshow to ONLY the homepage.
I have searched through the online documentation but can only find pieces to this puzzle, but not a step-by-step tutorial from start to finish. Any help in pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Most Genesis Child Themes that display a custom home page contain a home.php file in the theme folder. Create that file and add your code.
Additionally, you may be able to set the homepage to a static page that already contains your Slideshow. Look under Settings –> Reading
And can you direct me to the [PHP Snippets] that I can use to insert into my new Home.php template that will load the (Header, Sidebar & Footer)?
As in the default Genesis page & blog templates I only see this —-> genesis(); —> so I am not sure what file this is calling the (Header, Sidebar & Footer) from?
RE: Adding Widget Areas
Do I need to create a new [functions.php] as well for my new Child Theme (home.php) in order to register new “Widget Areas” ?
There is a whole bunch of ways to code that home.php. Other than a slider is there anything else you are looking for on the home.php?
Yes on Home.php, in addition to the Genesis Slider, I need to be able to include the (Header, Sidebar, Footer)
And then register 2 new Widget Areas in order to display Featured Posts, similar to this theme’s home.php (http://demo.studiopress.com/lifestyle/)
And I want to use the same CSS stylesheet for the new Child Theme as the default Genesis Theme, as I like this layout.
Awesome! Many thanks
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