First read the official StudioPress guide
You can set up your site to look like the StudioPress demo site. Just search Google for “studiopress theme setup lifestyle pro” etc. Instead of lifestyle pro, type the name of your theme.
Find the official StudioPress set up page for your theme. Now scroll down and click the link that says…
“How to Configure the Home Page”.
This section of the settings page shows you how to configure your home page to look like the online demo. Just copy the settings from the screen shots.
The “Featured Page Widget” title.
I’m using Lifestyle Pro theme. If I type some text in the box that says “Title:”, it will be displayed in a big bold coloured box. Different themes style the widget area title in different ways.
You can type anything you like in here. It doesn’t have to be the title of your web page.
The other settings include…
Show featured image.
With the theme I’m using, every web page or blog post can have a featured image assigned to it. First you add a featured image to your web page or blog post when you write it. Then when you set up your featured page widget you tick the, show featured image, box and choose an image size. Now your featured image will appear on the front page of your site.
Show page title.
This will display the title of your web page. This is the main headline or title of your web page or blog post. It comes from the box that said “Enter title here” when you wrote the post.
Show page content, and content character limit.
If you set this to 300, the first 300 characters of text from this page will be displayed in this widget area.
Read More text.
If you type text in here, it will appear as a clickable link to the full page.
Well, that’s just the basics. But it should be enough information to get your front page looking like the demo.
But please note. If you want 4 of these “Featured Page Widget” boxes on the front page, you need 4 web pages or blog posts to link to.
And there is a “Featured Page Widget” and “Featured Post Widget”. These work with web pages and blog posts respectively.
I know this is confusing to begin with. But if you watch the video and look at the screen shots, you should soon get the hang of it.