Very new to wordpress and I'm trying to figure out how to instal Cool Video Gallery at the top of my front-page, so it stays as a static element. I understand that to do this I have to put the shortcode – [cvg-gallery galleryId='3' mode='showcase' limit='5' /] – into the theme. How do I do this? Do I put it into the main theme or the child theme I've created, and where exactly do I put it? The instructions given are as follows:
In order to use slideshow and showcase in custom templates created use the function cvgShowCaseWidget(gid, limit) and cvgSlideShowWidget(gid, limit) (where gid is gallery id and limit is the limit for videos).
Do I create a php file, add the shortcode and put it in my child theme ? How do I determine where exactly on my front page the Gallery will appear?
Would appreciate any guidance or step-by-step instructions easy for wordpress novice to grasp. Thanks in advance.