The “Home Split” area is made up of two widget areas: Home Left and Home Right. On our demo site, we’ve featured a welcome message + image, however, you’re welcome to use whatever widgets you want in these areas. We also recommend using a Genesis – Featured Post widget if you want to feature your most recent blog post front and center!
How To Add in A Welcome Message + Image
This is what the demo site features. It looks like this:
Go to Appearance >> Widgets and place a text widget into Home Left. Type in your message, whatever you want it to say.
To add the image next to it, place an image widget in Home Right. Upload your photo and save.
(I cropped my image into a circle using Photoshop before I uploaded it. If you don’t have Photoshop, you can use something like Cut My Pic, an online tool.)
How To Feature A Recent Post
Feature a recent post here! Looks like this:
Go to Appearance >> Widgets.
First, place a Genesis – Featured Post widget in Home Left. Set up the widget like so:
Then, place another Genesis – Featured Post widget in Home Right. This is just for the image. (The image used for each post is the “featured image” that you set on the individual post page.) Set up the widget like so:
(If you want to feature a “featured post” rather than a recent one, you can create a new category called ‘featured’ under Posts >> Categories and categorize the post of your choosing in that. Then, just change the settings of the widget accordingly so only posts from that category are showing.)