Creating a landing page or selecting a default template in the Genesis theme within the WordPress page editor is a straightforward process. Here’s a simple tutorial for anyone looking to make that choice:

Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Log In to Your WordPress Dashboard

  • Start by logging into your WordPress dashboard using your username and password.

Step 2: Create or Edit a Page

  • Navigate to the Pages section in the WordPress dashboard.
  • Click on “Add New” to create a new page, or choose an existing page from the list if you wish to edit.

Step 3: Page Editing Screen

  • Once you’re in the page editing screen, you’ll see the WordPress editor where you can add the title and content for your page.

Step 4: Selecting the Template

  • Look for the ‘Page Attributes’ section on the right-hand side of the editor. If you don’t see it, make sure you’re in the ‘Document’ tab and not the ‘Block’ tab.
  • Under ‘Template’, you’ll find a dropdown menu. This menu lists all the templates available in your Genesis child theme.

Step 5: Choosing Between Default and Landing Page Template

  • From the dropdown, you have the option to select the ‘Default Template’ or the ‘Landing Page’ template, along with any other templates your theme might offer.
    • Default Template: This is the standard page template that usually includes your site’s header, footer, and potentially sidebars depending on your theme’s layout.
    • Landing Page Template: Selecting this option will switch your page to a landing page format, which typically removes the header, navigation, sidebars, and footer, leaving a clean slate for your landing page content.

Step 6: Customize Your Page

  • Once you’ve selected your desired template, you can add content to your page using the WordPress block editor. For a landing page, you might include elements like a hero image, call-to-action buttons, and persuasive copy.

Step 7: Preview and Publish

  • Use the ‘Preview’ button to see how your page looks with the selected template. Make any necessary adjustments.
  • When you’re satisfied with the page, click the ‘Publish’ or ‘Update’ button to make your page live.

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