I am using the Genesis 1.9.2 theme with a Backcountry child theme.
When I add the Genesis Featured Page widget to the Home Top option I see the featured post with an image. But I'm trying to get the column look (instead of 1 post per row, I want 2 like the demo). I'm trying to use the Home Right and Home Left options to do this. When I use the Genesis Featured Post widget in the Home left or Home right areas nothing shows up on the home page.
It's like the Backcountry Home Left and Home Right widget areas don't even work. (I've tested other widgets in these areas and nothing shows up).
You're using a static page as Home. In almost any modern theme, I'm afraid that if you want to use widgets that are Home-specific, you'll need to set this: Settings.... Reading, and for "front page displays" you need to choose "Your latest Posts", even if that's non-intuitive. That's how nearly all the themes are set up nowadays, whether made by Studiopress or not. If you choose a static page, the widgets won't function.
To get around this for some static content on Home, sometimes there are widgets that will accommodate this well. It is also possible to make widgets work on a static home page, but this requires some custom programming.
Dave Chu · Custom WordPress Developer – likes collaborating with Designers
Thanks! I'm up and running by adding a bit of code and not using a widget at all.
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