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3. Create Your Homepage

For the purposes of keeping things simple, we’re going to have you upload a template of our HiTech Essentials homepage. As soon as it’s up, you can go in and customize text, images and so on to fit your business profile.

  1. Download the Homepage 1 Layout.json file from HiTech Dropbox, using the same password as before.
  2. To create a new page, in your WordPress Dashboard menu, hover on Pages, and click Add New.
    Add New Page
  3. Name your page Homepage (this name won’t show anywhere, but it’ll make it easy for you to spot in your list of pages).
  4. Click Use The Divi Builder.
    Use Divi Builder
  5. On the right side of the page, make these 2 changes to the Divi Post Settings:
    1. Page Layout: Full Width
    2. Post Title: Hide
      Divi Post Settings
  6. In the Divi Theme Options, click the Import & Export icon.
    Import and export
  7. In the Portability window, click Import, then CHOOSE FILE.
  8. Navigate to the Homepage 1 Layout.json file you downloaded earlier, select it, and click Open.
  9. Click Import Divi Builder Layout, and wait for the page to reload. This may take a minute.
    Import Divi Builder Layout
  10. To make the page live, click Publish.
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  11. Back in your WordPress Dashboard menu, hover on Settings, and click Reading.
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  12. On the Reading Settings page, next to Front page displays, select A static page (select below).
  13. Next to Front page, click on the –select– bar, and pick Homepage from the list.
    Select Static Page
  14. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.
  15. Okay! Go check out your new homepage.

You’ll need to start crafting your text and images next. We’ll learn that together when we meet online. See you soon!