Creating a Homepage with Ascend Free

Step 1

Create a new page and call it “Home” (or whatever you like).
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Step 2

Set that page as your front page in Settings > Reading. If you do not want a static page as your homepage you can choose to set your homepage as the latest posts page.
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Step 3

Navigate to Theme Options > Homepage Header and choose and create a header for your home page. Or select none. If using Page Title you will see an option to enable typed text. See example here.

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*To learn more about header styles see here.

Step 4

Navigate to Theme Options > Home Page Layout.

  • Choose if you want to have a sidebar on your page. If so, select a sidebar to use (you can create sidebars from Theme Options > Misc Settings and add content from Appearance > Widgets).
  • Enable the modules you want and organize them by dragging and dropping. In order to display either your static page or latest posts page (Settings > Reading) be sure to enable Page Content.

  • In the dropdown menu under Home Page Layout you can click the modules you have enabled and edit its settings.

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Step 5

Using Pagebuilder by siteorigin is a great way to manage your home page (and other pages). You can create full width content areas as well as unique custom columns layouts.

  • First make sure you have the plugin installed (premium users can go to Appearance > Theme Plugins).
  • If setting your homepage as a static page, make sure “page content” is enabled in the Homepage Layout Manager.
  • Navigate to the page you first created in step 1 and edit.
  • On the page click the “page builder” tab and you can start creating.
  • For more on page builder see this tutorial.