In option 4 we are using 3 featured page widgets in the Home Middle Left flexible widget area and WooCommerce categories and a custom menu in Home Middle Right.  You could remove the large full width slider image and overlay for a nice variation to this option.

Our demo site uses the Genesis Enews widget in the Home Slider Overlay widget area to display the newsletter opt in over the large full width slider/image.

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This is how we have the Genesis – eNews Extended plugin configured:

We recommend using MailChimp to build your list.  Once you sign up for a MailChimp account and create a list you need the form action code to add where you see the # in our example.


The section below the large full width image is the home middle and in this area we have our flexible widget area on the left and another widget area on the right.

Home Left Middle 

Drag 3 featured page widgets into this widget area and configure them all the same:

  • Select the page you want to display
  • Select show featured image using the square image size
  • no content
  • show page title

Home Right Middle 

Drag into this widget area the following widgets and add a title to the widgets:

  • WooCommerce Category widget
  • Custom Menu

How to configure the Home Bottom Widget Area