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Luanda Magazine: Front and Blog Page Setup

This setup applies when the Front Page Template and Posts Page are both active

Front Page

Go to Pages > Add New in the WordPress Dashboard.
Create a new page called “Home” (You can choose another name, e.g. “Magazine”).

Create Home page

Go to Page Attributes and select the Front Page Template. Save your changes.

Blog Page

Go to Pages > Add New in the WordPress Dashboard.
Create another new page called “Blog” (You can choose another name, e.g. “News”).

Create blog page

Once the front page and blog page are set up, go to Settings > Reading in the WordPress Dashboard and select “A Static Page”.

For “Homepage” select the page you want your front page to appear on (e.g. “Home”, “Magazine”). The Front Page Template has its own widget area and widgets.

Home page settings

For “Posts page” select the page you want your posts to appear on (e.g. “Blog”, “News”).

Blog page settings

The blog page displays all your posts. Featured images dimensions: at least width: 780px and height: 520px.

FashionID: Set Up Magazine Home Page

FashionID comes with the following sidebars and widgets:


  • Main Sidebar
  • Top Widget Are
  • Front Page Widget Area
  • Instagram Feed
  • Flexible Widget Area 1
  • Flexible Widget Area 2
  • Flexible Widget Area 3


  • FashionID: Two Grid Layout
  • FashionID: Three Grid Layout
  • FashionID: Featured Categories
  • FashionID: Featured Logos
  • FashionID: Featured Products
  • FashionID: Latest Posts
  • FashionID: Sidebar Author

Set Up Sidebars & Widgets

Go to “Dashboard” → “Appearance” → “Widgets”.

Click on a widget and select the sidebar you want to place it. You can also click on the widget and drag it to the sidebar.

Another option for adding a widget to your sidebar is by clicking on “Dashboard” → “Appearance” → “Customize”.

FashionID Widgets and Sidebars

Front Page Widget Area

FashionID Feminine WordPress Theme Home Page

The “Front Page Widget Area” sidebar appears on the front page. Create a “Home” page and select Front Page Template on the Page Attributes meta box. Then, add widgets to the “Front Page Widget Area”.

FashionID Front Page Widgets

Top Widget Area

FashionID Feminine WordPress Theme Top Widget Area

Add “FashionID: Featured Categories” to the “Top Widget Area” sidebar.

FashionID Top Widgets Area

Flexible Widget Area 1, 2 & 3

FashionID Feminine WordPress Theme Flexible Widget Areas

Add “FashionID: Featured Products”, “FashionID: Featured Logos”, MailChimp Newsletter etc. to this sidebar.

FashionID Flexible Widgets

Main Sidebar

Add “Latest Posts”, “Sidebar Author”, MailChimp Newsletter, Categories, Archives etc. to the Main Sidebar.

Instagram Feed

Install the Smash Balloon plugin to use this feature.

FashionID Feminine WordPress Theme Instagram

Add “Instagram Feed” widget to the Instagram Feed sidebar.

FashionID Instagram Feed Sidebar

Customize Widgets via WordPress Theme Customizer

Go to “Dashboard”“Appearance”“Customize”“Widgets”.

Bernise: Website Settings

Configure Reading Settings

  1. Go to “Dashboard” → “Settings” → “Reading”
  2. Choose “a static page” on your home page displays options.
  3. Select “Home” as Homepage.
  4. Select “Blog” as your posts page.
  5. Save your settings.

Website settings WordPress

Permalink Settings

Next, go to go to “Dashboard” → “Settings” → “Permalinks” and choose a permalink type.

There are three types of WordPress permalinks:

  1. Plain Permalinks
    The Plain Permalink is WordPress’ default permalink, and is also called the Ugly Permalink.
    Example: http://yourwebsite.com/?p=N
    The Plain Permalink is ‘not user-friendly and also not optimized for search engines’.
  2. Pretty Permalinks
    Pretty Permalinks are SEO-friendly and attractive.
    Example: http://your-website.com/2012/post-name/ or http://yourwebsite.com/2012/12/30/post-name
  3. Almost Pretty Permalinks
    The Almost Pretty permalinks are similar to Pretty Permalinks and look like this:

Website Permallinks

Customize Homepage Settings via WordPress Theme Customizer

Go to “Dashboard”“Appearance”“Customize”“Homepage Settings”.