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    1. I’m not sure I have the Home page defined correctly.  I need a free standing Home page and will later add a blog page.

    2. It should work like the sample with a slider that extends across the entire page. (Currently my images are 660px wide, so I assume I will need to increase those.)

    3. The instruc. say to use a “Home Slider” widget area. I only see a “Slider” widget area – is that the problem?

    4. When I tried using the “Static home page”, I did not get the pages in the slider to show up at all. So I went back to Setting>Reading>Posts but am worried that when I try to initiate a blog, one will confict with the other.

    5. Do I get rid of the right sidebar on the homepage? If I need to do that, how?

    David Chu
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    These big tricked-out home pages that every theme company is using now can be tricky to set up. I’ll address a couple of these questions.

    I am also seeing backlash against using the “big tricked out homepage” (I’ll call it BTOP), although I am now using one myself. There are 3 sidebars in Education whose sole purpose is for filling the BTOP, those are Slider (as you guessed), Intro, and Featured. If you use a static home page instead, these won’t do anything anymore (without some programming).

    To get rid of the sidebar, I think that you can do that by going to Genesis… Theme Settings…. Default Layout, and choose the full-width one instead of the one with a sidebar.

    I don’t use the big slider, but to replicate the one in the demo, you’ll want a pic that 1140 pixels wide (and 350 pix height if you want to replicate that). That’s another roadblock that comes with BTOP – if you have a giant slider, and your pics are the wrong size or orientation, they will look weird. So photo editing is needed. I have clients who don’t realize that if your mix of photos are in both portrait AND landscape orientation, a slider probably is not the best way to present them. Example: if I have a pic in portrait orientation and I resize it to 1140 x 350 for the slider, it will look insanely wrong!

    Not only that, but if your photos are not, let’s say, top pro quality (and that includes most pics that I take!), having a giant slider will magnify every tiny flaw.

    Lastly, let’s say you set up your site with a static homepage, and you want a blog later. You can just create a Page called “Blog” (or what-have-you), and on your edit screen look for “Template”, and choose “Blog” in the dropdown.

    Hope that helps,

    Dave Chu · Custom WordPress Developer – likes collaborating with Designers


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    I now see the Titles flashing by, but not the images themselves. Wondering, too, why the images show below and not in the Slider itself.

    Anyone have any ideas?


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    Looking with Firebug, your images do not show at all.Weird. I would upload them again, check the exact sizes.


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