Preparing a page for the featured area and tabber ↑ Back to top
To use certain pages in WordPress for the featured area (welcome area) on the home page and featured tabber, we need to create them differently from other pages.
- Go to Page > Add New.
- Enter a title for the post and add content.
- Follow the Image Instructions below to add an image, image caption and excerpt (optional).
Custom Settings Instructions (optional):
To add the image, caption and excerpt to a page:
- Click on Add Media, and upload an image of your choice.
- Once uploaded, copy the complete Link URL field.
- Scroll down to the Cushy Custom Settings panel and paste the Link URL into the Image URL field.
- Enter an Image Caption and Excerpt for Pages (optional).
Once the page has been published, activate it.
- Click on Pages > Edit.
- Go to Cushy Options and select the page you want to display in the featured area of the homepage from the dropdown menu on Custom Homepage > Featured Page.
- Go to Cushy Options and add the page ID to the Custom Homepage > Featured Tabber Pages text box. Multiple page IDs must be separated with a comma.
- Preview your page. You should see the page you added, plus the image in the featured area.
Setting up the blog ↑ Back to top
Cushy was built with the intention of helping businesses to showcase products, while also offering a blog that is not displayed on the home page. To set up the blog:
- Go to Posts > Categories. Create a new category with name “Blog” and category slug “blog” (this can be different – just remember these, as we need it later). This first category is just a placeholder.
- Add your real categories (i.e. News, Announcements, New Products etc.) as sub-categories to your main category.
- When adding posts, you would ideally only add posts to the sub-categories and not the main category itself. You would thus not need to select the main category when adding new posts, because it is automatically included once you have selected any sub-category.
- Go to Cushy Options. Enter the category slug i.e. /category/blog/ (where “blog” is the slug you entered in step 1) in the “Blog Permalink” field.
- All of your posts will now be displayed on the Blog page, as well as the news section of the homepage.
Note: You may find this tutorial helpful to find page / category IDs & slugs.
Widgets ↑ Back to top
There are two widgetized areas in the Cushy template, displayed on:
Homepage — below the featured slider
Note: Go to Appearance > Widgets to add widgets to these areas.
There are two custom widgets you can add to widgetized areas:
- Woo – Ads 125×125
- Woo – Twitter