Inspiro – Setting up the Homepage
When Inspiro theme was released in 2014, the recommended way to set up the homepage was by using a widgetized page template which shows widgets from a specific widget area.
However, things evolved in the WordPress world, so did our theme and now you have more control on building the front page in Inspiro, using Drag & Drop page builders.
The main difference in using the Homepage (Page Builder) template with a page builder like Beaver Builder, is that you are no longer limited to add just widgets on the front page.
Thanks to the Beaver Builder integration, you can build easily any kind of layout with custom sections on your front page.
1. Create the front page & choose the right Page Template
The theme includes 2 Page Templates to create your front page:
– Homepage (Page Builder)
– Homepage (Widgetized)
Both of these page templates will show the theme’s slideshow with video integration automatically at the top. You can find more details about the slideshow here.
Here are some advantages why you should use a Page Builder to create your homepage:
– A page builder gives you more control and flexibility: full-width sections, image and video backgrounds;
– Custom sections with different number of columns;
– Easily adjust design options of each section, column or widget individually: margin, padding, fonts, etc.
– Advanced tools like Import/Export, templates, etc.
Now that the differences between the 2 templates are known to you, let’s proceed to the first step.
First, create a new page or edit an existing page (e.g. your current static page) and make sure to select the right Page Template:
If you have selected the Widgetized template, please look in this article for more details.
Additional details and instructions for the homepage when the Page Builder template is selected can be found here.
2. Assign the new page as your Front Page
Once you’ve published or edited the page you want to use as your front page, go to Settings > Reading page and select your page in the option: “A static page > Homepage“:
3. Start building!
Now that the right page with the right template is assigned as your front page, you can proceed on configuring the top slideshow or the sections below it.
The Slideshow at the top is a part of the theme, so it can’t be edited using the Page Builder.
You can find details to add images and videos in the Slideshow in this article.
If you want to use a different slideshow at the top and replace the one from the theme, you will need to use a different page template, like “Full-width (Page Builder)”.
If you selected to built your homepage using the Page Builder, go back to edit that page, and click on the blue button “Launch Beaver Builder“:
If you don’t see this block or the button available, probably the Beaver Builder plugin is not installed or active on your website.
Additional instructions and tutorials can be found in Beaver Builder support guides.
In this article you can find some useful instructions about the Page Builder integration in Inspiro theme.
- Inspiro – Overview, Demo Content Importer, Quick Specs 🎬
- Inspiro – Changelog
- Inspiro – Setup Video Tutorial 🎬
- Inspiro – Recommended Plugins
- Inspiro – Setting up the Homepage
- Inspiro – Beaver Builder Integration 🎬
- Inspiro – Hotel Demo Set up
- Inspiro – How to Enable Beaver Builder for Portfolio Posts and other Custom Post Types
- Inspiro – How to Change Logo, Colors and Fonts
- Inspiro – Homepage Slideshow
- Inspiro – How to Create Multiple Slideshows
- Inspiro – Video Background Support in Slideshow
- Inspiro – Video Lightbox
- Inspiro – Video Background on Hover
- Inspiro – Configure Homepage (Widgetized) Template
- Inspiro – Unyson Page Builder Integration
- Inspiro – Setting-up the Portfolio (Gallery) Page
- Inspiro – How to Create Multiple Portfolios 🎬
- Inspiro – Portfolio Posts
- Inspiro – Create the Blog page
- Inspiro – Contact Form
- Inspiro – Adding Fullscreen Images in Posts
- Inspiro – Configure Widgets
- Inspiro – Configure Single Page Widget
- Inspiro – Featured Products (WooCommerce) Widget
- Inspiro – eCommerce Support (WooCommerce)
- Inspiro – Fullscreen Galleries
- Inspiro – Create a Button in Top Menu
- Inspiro – Social Icons in the Header
- Inspiro – Instagram Bar in the Footer
- Inspiro – Recommended Jetpack Features
- Inspiro – FAQ
- Inspiro – Known Problems & Conflicts