Support » Plugin: Genesis Responsive Slider » Home page content disappear using Genesis Responsive Slider widget

  • Resolved Elzette Roelofse


    I am using Genesis 2.0 and busy creating a child theme from that.
    I would like to use the slider in the full width at the top of the home page only.

    At the moment, starting to implement it, I’ve added the widget to the ‘Home Featured Full’ widget area. The page at the moment is using the Default Template.
    But after adding the slider the rest of the content/text of the home page disappear.
    It is basically the sidebar and the content that disappear, but the header, nav and footer is still intact.

    I am still at the beginning of the development stage of the child theme, hence just testing with the default page template.

    Any ideas to why this would happen?

    Thank you in advance.

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  • Plugin Contributor Ron Rennick


    Put in a support request through & one of the support folks will explain how the home page works in Genesis 2.0.

    Elzette Roelofse


    Brilliant thanks! I have done so.

    I just ran into a similar issue.
    If the resolution/explanation is available publicly, please share it with me.

    In my case it had to do with the custom homepage template in the child theme I was using. I realised that it had only homepage widgets and the genesis loop was taken out.

    Have a look at the page template your homepage is using.

    In the meantime I created a workaround.
    I added a Recent post widget to my home screen and created a page containing the category list, simulating a blog page.
    I’m fine with this.

    I am having this same issue and can’t figure out what to do to fix it. Please help. On my home page my custom menu, genesis slider and some of my widget areas are disappearing and I’m pretty sure its the same issue. Is there a bug with the most recent update to Genesis?

    It’s just happened to me too! Using Genesis 2.1

    Homepage showing only header and footer – all widgets for sliders, posts etc disappeared!

    I found this help article that seems to point out what is wrong. I’m trying to trouble shoot it right now with my clients website. Just make sure you read the entire article first and copy your css code and save it first before you try and make the changes or you will end up just wanting to sit down and have a good cry like I do right now.

    Should You Upgrade Your Genesis Theme to HTML5?

    Thanks Amanda. Have just managed to fix mine in a simpler fashion (fortunately as it’s the wrong end of the day for me!)


    Template Name: Home

    to home page template

    And then selected the home template for the home page. Probably quite the wrong way to do things in Genesis but it worked for now! Whew…

    My issue was related to the page template I was using. For a custom home page template you can use frontpage.php or home.php.
    As @lynnejo mentioned, I used home.php, added Template Name: Home to it and selected that as the home page under Settings.

    Double check what is in the custom home page template and if it is using the genesis loop. That should tell you why some content are displaying or not.

    Upgrading to Genesis 2.0 (or higher now), to render HTML5 tags, the key thing to do is to add the following to the child theme’s function.php
    add_theme_support( 'html5' );

    @amandaotaylor posted a handy link.

    I had to go through all of my code and anything that started with a # is now a .

    Once I did that my website finally got back to normal.

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