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  • Hi I am new so hopefully I am posting this in the right place.

    I am looking to make some changes to my from page that I don’t think I can do without coding.

    One I would like my blog post featured image show up on the left with the text on the right with a border around it like It is here:

    I am using the divi them form elegant themes which I like alot and don’t want to get away from it. so I created a child theme with the hopes of customizing it.

    I also want to create a content box like the one seen here:

    fot featured post. I just don’t know how to get code to put there or where to put it. I am using a blog widget on the home page for the blog post. no static page for blog . so do I have to code it into the widget? Or add custom code to the home page?

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  • Moderator t-p


    As you use a commercial theme/plugin and need support, please use their official support channel. We feel they are best equipped to support their products.

    They don’t seem to responsed to anything that has to do with customiztion. I might look for a theme with better support, but relly like the divi builder.

    I am getting better with coding but still a rookie, can you point me to a place that will teach me how to code those types of features? even if I have to switch to default wordpress theme.

    Moderator bcworkz


    It’s hard to say since we don’t know what you have to start with. That is one reason for the policy t-p refers to. We have nothing against commercial themes in general, but we are blind to what they do. It’s unconscionable to sell themes that are not subsequently supported, but it’s a “buyer beware’ situation.

    It sounds like much of what you want can be achieved with CSS rules. Since you have a child theme, such rules can go in the child’s style.css file. There’s nothing special about CSS in WP, though WP theme CSS code tends to be very complex and extensive. You can use any online CSS reference. The developer tools of your browser is essential for figuring out proper CSS, learn to use it.

    A “static” page in WP terms is a misnomer. WP static pages are frequently very dynamic. What makes them static is they are selected as such in settings, the front page is not a recent posts index is the only criteria for it being “static”. If a widget is driving your front page content, then your page is probably “static”.

    Customized widgets can be rather involved. If your content needs more than CSS rules to achieve your goals, consider a non-widget solution. Either a page that utilizes shortcodes to accomplish dynamic content, a page based on a custom or specialized template, or an actual blog index. Many themes often have a specialized front page template. A custom template will be easier to code than a widget if you do need to get into PHP code.

    First see what you can achieve with CSS, it may be enough.

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