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Frontpage based on posts

In this theme we’ve added a new template page – Frontpage, which can be used to create a frontpage based on posts. (previously the only way to create a frontpage was to configure widgets in specific widget areas).

This feature will be very useful for users who can’t or don’t want to use the quickstart package and thus have to set widgets on the homepage manually.

Now it’s enough to simply import your posts from WXR files — more details about importing are available here —  then create a new page with ‘Frontpage’ selected as the page template; the created page can be used as a homepage in your website:

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Posts used for the frontpage are in the Frontpage category, and they have specific tags that should be used to set their position. For example, the first post with the header has the “header-1” tag, whereas the other posts after the header  has the “after” tag.

 

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Of course each tag can be changed to your own in the Template Settings -> Frontpage tab…

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…that allows you to change your tags, edit posts, add your own posts to the Frontpage category etc… If you want to change the order of the after posts you would need to change the date that the post was published, as new posts are displayed at the bottom.

You can alos change “tag of the header post” option to set another available header (header-1, header-2, header3).