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How to Set a Custom Home Page in a Viability Theme

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Now that you have installed one of our Viability themes, you will probably want to set up a custom home page for your site. In this tutorial, I will show you how to set a published page as your static front page (i.e., WordPress nomenclature for home page) and how to optionally set a different published page for your blog posts.

Step 1: Publish Page Holders

Without going into detail about how the static front page1 works in WordPress, you will need to publish a page holder that will operate as your home page. This process is no different from how you would normally publish a page in WordPress. Within the WordPress dashboard, navigate to Pages → Add New and give your page a title.

Add New WordPress Page
Add a new placeholder page to your WordPress site.

Look on the right side and scroll down until the Page Attributes section and select Page Builder as your Template. You will notice your default page editor is now replaced with your Page Builder Blocks. At this point, you can start building your page or simply click the Publish button and build it later.

Choose Viability Page Builder Template
Set Page Builder as your template for this page.

Step 2: Set Your Static Front Page

Now that you have published your placeholder page, navigate to Settings → Reading. You will want to select the A static page option under Front page displays. This will enable you to set your Front page as any of your published pages. In this case, you will set the page your published in Step 1 and click Save Changes.

WordPress Reading Settings
Change your Front page display settings.

Now when you visit your website’s home page, you will see the content of the page you selected for this option.

Bonus: Set Your Blog Post Page

If you intend on publishing blog posts on your website, you will need to add another page. This time, you will not select Page Builder as your template. Once you have published this page, navigate back to Settings → Reading and set your newly published page for your Posts page.

References

  1. WordPress Codex: Creating a Static Front Page

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