[Resolved] Getting started – very confused
First, I know you have a support forum, but I prefer not to create yet another user account for something (especially for a product I may not end up using).
I’m completely baffled getting started. I’ve been using WordPress for years, and always before, when I install a theme, my home page is whatever I set it to be in Settings – usually recent posts. Until now.
I installed Responsive, and smack in the center of the home page of my site, instead of my recent posts, is this
Your H2 subheadline here
Your title, subtitle and this very content is editable from Theme Option.
Problem is, there is nothing in Theme Option[s] where I can edit any of this. The “Home Page” section is all empty, and in any case, I don’t want a special “Home Page.” My blog settings should determine what’s on the home page, and I’ve chosen my front page to show “Recent Posts,” but it doesn’t!
In addition, the home page shows three footer widgets with text like this:
Home Widget 1
This is your first home widget box. To edit please go to Appearance > Widgets and choose 6th widget from the top in area 6 called Home Widget 1. Title is also manageable from widgets as well.
Well, surprise, surprise – I go to Home Widget 1 and it’s empty, so why does anything appear at all – why is it even there on my home page? Well, I see that there is code for these widgets in sidebar-home.php, but you don’t expect me to customize the theme’s .php file to manage widgets, do you? Isn’t the whole point of the WordPress dashboard to make everything user-friendly? (Why would I be using WordPress themes if I had to write all my own PHP?)
Everyone seems to like this theme, but I have no clue why. I haven’t rated it yet, and I hope you can tell me what the heck I’m missing before I do. Back to another theme for now, so I can actually see my content on my site, not big boxes that say I can edit their contents, when I can’t.
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