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Resurrect Homepage

You can customize your homepage. This theme has a slider, highlights, intro message and widgets.

Video Tutorial

Add Your Homepage

If you imported the Starter Content, this should have been done automatically. Otherwise, follow these instructions.

  1. Go to PagesAdd New.
  2. Optionally enter a title and short message to appear as an intro on the homepage.
  3. Under Page Attributes, set Template  to “Homepage”.Homepage Template
  4. Click Publish.
  5. Go to SettingsReading.
  6. Set Front page displays to “static page”.
    • Set Front page to the page you just added.
    • Set Posts page to your Blog page, if you have one.

    Set Static Front Page


Resurrect has a slider that will appear at the top of the homepage and rotate images with titles that link to other pages on your site. This is useful for welcoming the visitor, announcing events and so on. You can use it for whatever you think of.

Adding a Slide

  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets.
  2. Click the Homepage Slider widget area on the right to open it.
  3. Drag the CT Slide widget from the left into that widget area.Drag Slide Widget
  4. Enter title, image, etc. then click Save.
    • Note that an image is required even when using a video.
  5. Repeat for additional slides in your slider.Edit Slide Widget

Reordering, Editing and Deleting Slides

See the Widgets guide for related information such as how to reorder, edit and delete.

Slider Options

Use the Customizer to change the slider’s speed and whether or not it automatically rotates through slides.


Highlights are small blocks of content that link to another page. They are useful for showing a small image and message representing an important part of your site, such as service times, location or “What to Expect”. See Resurrect’s demo homepage for an example.

Adding a Highlight

  1. Go to AppearanceWidgets.
  2. Click the Homepage Highlights widget area on the right to open it.
  3. Drag the CT Highlight widget from the left into that widget area.Highlight Widget Drag
  4. Enter title, image, etc. then click Save.
  5. Repeat for additional highlights on your homepage.

Reordering, Editing and Deleting Highlights

See the Widgets guide for related information such as how to reorderedit and delete.

Intro Message

You may want to add a short welcome message to the homepage.

  • Go to PagesAll Pages
  • Click on the page you added as homepage to edit it.
  • Enter a title and a sentence or two of content to appear on the homepage.
  • Click Update.

Removing the Intro Area

If you don’t want an intro to show on the homepage, set both the title and content blank on the page using the Homepage template.

Important: If you are using a search engine optimization plugin such as WordPress SEO by Yoast, be sure to fill in a title and meta description for your homepage using the plugin’s options.

Homepage Widgets

Resurrect has a space toward the bottom of the homepage for showing any widget.

  • Go to Appearance > Widgets.
  • Look for a widget area on the right for the Homepage.
  • Click it to open it then drag widgets from the left into that area.

See the Widgets guide for information on available widgets.