How Do I Add Content To The EZ Static Homepage?
Once you setup your EZ Static Homepage the way you want it you now have to fill your EZ Widget Areas with content. Doing so is super easy, but because of the flexibility of WordPress, Genesis and Dynamik, the possibilities are pretty much endless. So here are some things to consider while setting up your EZ Static Homepage.
All the content adding magic happens in Appearance > Widgets in your WordPress Dashboard.
1. First you need to decide how much content you want to display on your homepage. In some cases you'll want to keep things simple and focused and in other cases you may want to throw in the kitchen sink to cover all the various types of content covered by the website in question.
2. Next you need to decide how you want to structure your static homepage. With the EZ Static Homepage you can not only select up to 3 rows of 3 columns each of widgetized content areas, but you can also add a homepage specific sidebar, a slider widget above your content and even up to 4 columns of widget areas both above and below your content using the EZ Feature Top and EZ Fat Footer features. And if that doesn't cover it you can then add additional widget and content areas using Custom Widget Areas and Custom Hook Boxes found in your Dynamik Custom Options.
3. Finally you need to decide if you want static or dynamic content on the homepage of your website? If it's the former then you're most likely going to be utilizing simple Widgets such as the WordPress "Text Widget" to add text and images that will not change much over time. But if it's the latter then you have many options at your disposal.
If you want to display posts or page or both you can easily do so using both the "Genesis - Featured Posts" and "Genesis - Feature Page" widgets. Just drag them into the appropriate EZ Widget Areas and then tweak the settings as needed.
And if you want to display sliding images or posts or changing information such as latest posts, categories, etc.. you can do so with both the default widgets found in WordPress as well as both free and premium WordPress Plugins.