Only Wordpress templates will be able to display live post content from your blog. If you'd like to have a "Featured Posts" or "Recent Posts" section on your homepage you would need to create your homepage as a Blog Template page instead of a typical Showit page. 

To create homepage that displays blog posts:

  1. Convert your current homepage to a Blog Template: Under the site tab (site panel - left side). Next to your current homepage click the ••• icon and choose Copy to Wordpress. It will now appear as a Blog Template.
  2. Set with Wordpress Front Page template: Select it and set the Wordpress Template setting as Front Page.

3. Setup a Featured/Recent Posts Section: The posts section will need to be setup as a Featured Post section (see Creating a Featured Posts Section article)

4. Publish to Blog and next: Publish the change but there are still more changes on the Wordpress side.

5. Create a Page in Wordpress: Within Wordpress Admin create a new "Page" named as Homepage and Publish it.

6. Update Showit Plugin Settings: Go to Settings > Showit and check the box for "Use a Wordpress homepage" (something like that) and Save.

7. Assign Wordpress Front Page: Next go to Settings > Reading and under the Front Page setting, select your "Homepage" you just added and Save.

Test and Adjust: Check your homepage and make any necessary adjustments to the featured blog section in Showit, republishing for any changes.

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If you're part of our Showit User Group on Facebook, check out this video on creating a Wordpress homepage done by Field from our team. If you aren't a member yet, join our community of Showiteers on FB today! 

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