Ink Drop: Setup Your Homepage

The homepage in your theme uses a standard, dynamically generated layout that is based on the layout you choose in Theme Options. This has advantages over using a static page in that you have one less page to manage, and your homepage is more easily crawled by search engines.

  1. Start by clicking on SettingsReading
  2. Ensure Latest Posts is selected. This allows WordPress to use the dynamic homepage.
  3. Save any changes, then return to Theme OptionsGeneral
  4. Click the Site Layout tab
  5. Select a Home Page Layout by clicking on one of the layout thumbnails. Each is explained below.

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Blog

Displays your Homepage header and Posts in chronological order in the number of columns selected in the List Pages Layout option.

Post Count

Choose the number of posts to display on the main page. To set the number of posts to display per page in general, go to Settings Reading
Category

Choose a specific category, if desired, or leave  All selected.
Show Text?

Choose whether to display excerpts or not.
Order By

By default, your posts will display with most recent first/top-left. If you prefer to order them a different way such as randomly or oldest first, you can do that here.
Sort Order

This determines whether posts are orderd from A-Z or Z-A, for example.

Click Save Options

Porfolio

Displays your Homepage header and Portfolio featured images in chronological order in the number of columns selected in the List Pages Layout option.

 

 

Choose from Infinite or Pagination. Infinite means all portfolios must preload and will appear on one page as the user scrolls. If you have a lot of posts, we recommend pagination.

 

Set the number of posts to display on the main page if pagination is chosen above. To set the number of posts to display per page in general, go to Settings Reading

 

Category

Choose a specific category, if desired, or leave  All selected.

 

Choose whether to display the category links at the top under the main menu. Default is off

 

Show Text?

Choose whether to display excerpts or not.
Order By

By default, your posts will display with most recent first/top-left. If you prefer to order them a different way such as randomly or oldest first, you can do that here. Porttfolio posts support manual ordering, which can be done by entering an Order number in the post editor or from the Quick Edit screen. Note that any posts left on 0 will appear first when the sort order is set to ASC (1-10)
Sort Order

This determines whether posts are orderd from A-Z or Z-A, for example. DESC is default (shows newest posts first)

Click Save Options