Here we go over using widgets with Fresh Profit Pro and how to setup the fully widgetized homepage option. Learn where the various widget areas are and how to activate the static front page for your site.

Step 1: Setting a Static Front Page for your Site

By default, WordPress shows your most recent posts in reverse chronological order on the front page of your site. Many WordPress users want a static front page or splash page as the front page instead. This “static front page” look is common for users desiring static or welcoming information on the front page of the site.

Most users specify a page called “Home” for their frontpage and then use another page called “Blog” to be their blog archive page. When you activated Fresh Profit Pro, these pages were created for you if they did not already exist. So you are ready to go to Appearance => Customize => Static Front Page.

Choose the radio button for A static page, and then choose “Home” for the Front page and “Blog” for the posts page.

Step 2: Setup your Widgets in the Theme Widget Areas

Fresh Profit Pro allows for extensive customization through the use of widget areas where you can add widgets from the various plugins you have installed on your site. The easiest way to setup your widgets is to go to Appearance => Widgets

Here is a mockup that shows where the various widgets areas are on your site. Remember that some widgets, like the Header Widgets, only display based on the settings you choose in your Theme Settings. (you can go back to the guide on Configuring the Header if you need to read it again)

You have now completed the guide for setting up a Static Front Page and using Widgets. Please see the main Fresh Profit Pro WP Theme Documentation guide for links to additional training articles.

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