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Homepage Setup

Setting up the Static Front Page and Blog

If you’d like your site to match the demo, follow the full guide to create a static front page and assign a separate blog page.

Homepage Featured Content Slider

To display a slider of posts as seen on the demo, follow these steps:

  1. Add a tag to the posts you wish to display in the slider, such as the word “featured.”
  2. Navigate to Customize → Featured Content.
  3. Enter the name of the tag you’ve chosen to use, e.g. “featured.”
  4. Click the Save button.

Once a tag name has been saved in the Customizer, posts with this tag will appear in the featured content slider on the Home Page template. You can specify an image to be displayed with each post by setting a featured image. The suggested size for featured images is 1800 pixels wide and 800 pixels high.

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  1. Navigate to Customize → Theme Options  Home Page.
  2. Check the „Show Homepage Content“ checkbox to display the page content from your selected Home Page. This content section will display beneath the Featured Content Slider and above the Featured Pages.
  3. Choose the pages you would like to appear on the homepage using „Featured Page Left,“ „…Middle,“ and „…Right.“
  4. Choose the category of the posts you would like to appear below the three featured pages using „News Post Category.“ The theme automatically display the latest three posts from the category you select for this option. (Learn more about adding categories to posts.)
  5. Click the Save button.

You can specify an image to be displayed with each Featured Page by setting a featured image for that post.

Menus

Natural comes with two Custom Menu locations; you can add menus to these areas by navigating to Customize → Menus.

The „Main Menu“ appears in the header, and is typically used to display links to pages and content on your site.

The „Social Menu“ appears in the footer, and is used to display links to your social media sites. Learn how to set up the social links menu. The following social-media services are supported:

  • Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Github, Dribble, Foursquare, Pinterest, WordPress.com, YouTube, Vine, Instagram, Stack Exchange, Spotify, Amazon, Flickr, Vimeo, Yelp, E-Mail, RSS.

Widgets

There are three widget areas in this theme; you can add widgets to them by navigating to Customize → Widgets.

  • The „Right Sidebar“ widget area displays widgets in the right sidebar of all pages on your site, except the homepage and any full-width pages.
  • The „Footer Widgets“ widget area displays widgets in the footer.
  • The „Left Sidebar“ widget area displays widgets in the left sidebar of any pages using the three-column template.

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Portfolio Page Template

  1. Create a Page.
  2. In Page Options, select the „Portfolio“ template.
  3. Click the blue Publish button.
  4. Navigate to Portfolio → Add.
  5. Add a title and content for your portfolio project.
  6. If you like, add a type to each project to create groupings. Links to all portfolio types are displayed on the Portfolio page below the main menu. Visitors can select from the available Project Types to view projects of each type.
  7. You can set an image for the project by adding a featured image.
  8. Click the Publish button.

After creating and publishing multiple portfolio projects your Projects page should look similar to the screen shot on the right from our demo. Note the project type links near the top of the page.

Three-Column Page Template

  • When creating a new page, choose the „Three Column“ template.
  • Be sure to add Widgets to both Left Sidebar and Right Sidebar under Customize → Widgets. Both of those sidebars will appear on the page.

About – NaturalFeatured Image Header

If you would like to add an image header to the top of a page — as shown in the example on the right — follow these steps:

  • When creating a new page or editing an existing page, click Set Featured Image.
  • Upload or choose an image and click Set Featured Image.

The suggested size for featured images is 1800 pixels wide and 800 pixels high.