Roots has changed so much I need to re-work these tutorials. I hope to clear the space and start cranking them out soon. If you’d like, sign up for email notifications in the sidebar, so you’ll be notified when I’ve begun rolling them out again!
In previous videos, I have walked through the process of creating a custom page template with a custom loop. In this short video, I’ll walk you through setting a custom page as your site homepage (or front-page).
Covered in this video:
- Select a custom page template for a page named “Home.”
- In the WordPress admin panel, under Settings > Reading, select this page as the “Static Front Page.”
- Remove the template file,
front-page.phpfrom the main theme directory, enabling the selected page template to control the page’s markup and layout.
Relevant Previous Videos
If you’ve missed them, here are video introductions to prior steps, for your convenience. (Pick what’s relevant and helpful!)
Create a Custom Page Template
Create a Custom Page Loop
Add your Custom CSS
Don’t miss the full Roots Theme series
This is the first installment of a longer series I’m developing on Roots Theme customization.
Additional topics include:
- Getting Started
- Reposition the Navbar
- More topics in the works …
If you’d like an introduction to Twitter Bootstrap …
Again this is another basic introduction, but if that’s what you’re after, I’ve got a Twitter Bootstrap video tutorial series underway at Webdesign.tutsplus.com.