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[resolved] Is there a tutorial? (3 posts)

  1. Gazoo432
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    New to WP and Spun...looks like it would be a good theme but since it is a little bit 'off' from any 'standard' theme a help doc would be nice. I am trying to have a little bit of static welcome text on the home page and then links (in the circle format with pictures and text descriptions if possible) deeper in to the site. I don't even know where to get started so any small pushes (or giant shoves) in the right direction will be appreciated.

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I am trying to have a little bit of static welcome text on the home page

    Hi Gazoo, I've just had a discussion with someone who accomplished this. That person created a widget for the home page and then told the home page to output data inputted to that widget.

    The discussion is here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/adding-a-fixed-text-area-on-the-homepage

    The steps involved are:

    1. Create a Child Theme
    2. Copy index.php from the Spun theme and paste it into your Child Theme directory
    3. Edit index.php from within your Child Theme and find this line:
      get_header(); ?>
    4. Just underneath it add this code:
      <?php if ( is_active_sidebar( 'homepage_widget' ) ) : ?>
       <ul id="sidebar">
       <?php dynamic_sidebar( 'homepage_widget' ); ?>
      <?php endif; ?>
    5. Create a functions.php file in your Child Theme directory
    6. Assuming your Child Theme functions.php file is blank add the code from this PasteBin page into it: http://pastebin.com/sj77iDAz
  3. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    You may want to get rid of the <ul> on step #4.

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