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Gloss: Setup Your Homepage

Your theme offers three homepage layouts:

  • Blog Layout
  • Business (Preset) Layout
  • Widget Driven Layout

Select A Home Layout

  1. Go to Theme OptionsHome Layout
  2. Click a tab for the layout you wish to use
  3. Configure any options available (See below for details)
  4. Click Save
  5. Go to SettingsReading and ensure Latest Posts is selected.

Blog Layout

The Blog Layout offers you two simple settings.

Post Count

The amount of posts you want to display per page


Use this if you only want one category to be displayed on the home page.

Additionally, any widgets you place in the Home Page Featured Posts panel in AppearanceWidgets will appear above the blog.

Ensure all other Home Page panels are clear and you have widgets setup in your Sidebar panel.

Preset Layout

This layout is quick, easy and recommended if you are new to WordPress or do not want the customization options of a widget-driven homepage.

Feature Slider

Select the Category for the feature slider.

Text Blocks

This section displays teaser content from 3 selected pages in a three-column layout. Use this to outline services, features, promotions or display thumbnails linking to special pages or categories.

Select a page for each block in the drop-down. For best results, pages chosen for these blocks should contain one list or pargraph or one image (any content that fits nicely in a small area)

Blog Posts

This section displays recent posts in a two-column grid

  1. Select the Category for the left column
  2. Select the Category for the right column

Click Save Changes when finished and reload your home page to view the changes.

Additionally, any widgets you place in the Home Page Footer Layout panel in AppearanceWidgets will appear below this content and is a good place to put the Gallery Widget. See the next article for details on setting up widgets.

Widget Driven Layout

The aim of widget driven layout is to give you much more control over your home page layout, content and widget options. By using widgets you will be able to determine exactly how much content, and the type of content, that is displayed.

Once active you will need to go to AppearanceWidgets to setup your widgets, which is covered in the next article.