How to create dynamic homepage in Prose?

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    ahrosales
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    I love the Prose theme, but need to do a widgetized homepage in the dynamic style — a la Agency, for example. But I want my custom colors and other settings that Prose allows me to do. How to go about using Prose’s theme editor to create a dynamic homepage? (Note: I’m not too good w/ CSS but could get some help if I needed to).

    Thanks in advance!

    Anne

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    braddalton
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    ahrosales
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    Thanks. I had seen that in a Google search before posting here and kind of disregarded it bc it seemed to be oriented towards putting ads on the site. But may try it and see how it goes. Many thanks!

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    braddalton
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    Yes i understand. The author of that article has contributed to the Genesis core and developed many plugins for Genesis.

    You could take the code from the Agency home.php and use that in the custom page template using the method Travis has written about in the tutorial.

    Fair bit of modifying code involved.


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    ahrosales
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    Yes, that’s what I tried to do, actually. But I got discouraged when I realized I couldn’t just define the widget areas, but would also have to define widgets and basically set up the whole home page. Which, for someone with limited php and css skills, is a real chore. So I decided I’d switch to the Agency theme and just change the colors in the css stylesheet to my custom colors.

    This worked better, except there seem to be a few things, e.g. some buttons like “post comment,” that must have their color settings “hidden” or something I can’t figure out. So I’m taking a break for now and seeing if I can just be happy with one of the default color schemes! There are so many other things I need to develop on my site, not to mention write content, that I can’t geek out forever . . .

    Thanks again for your help — any more brilliant insights, feel free to send them my way!

    Anne

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