How to use the Widgetized Homepage feature
Posted by Barbara House on 12 October 2014 10:26 PM
The new Widgetized Homepage feature was introduced in Fresh Store Builder version 5.0. This feature allows the store owner flexibility in configuring the layout of the homepage for their store.
Each template will have implemented a base layout with defined "Widget Areas". These widget areas are then where you will place the available widgets, in order to customize your homepage layout. Template developers will have made these widget areas available, and you will see them by going to Content => Widgets in your freshadmin.
Important Notes about Widget Areas
In order to add widgets, you want to start by clicking the Add Widget link on this screen as shown above. This will bring up the screen to add the widget like this:
The first dropdown will show you all the available widgets, and the second dropdown lets you select which widget area to put the widget into. The widgets available are defined by the template chosen and may include the following widgets:
When adding your widgets, all the available widgets will be visible in the first dropdown select box.
From the main screen, you can re-order the widgets within their widget areas by drag-n-drop. Remember, you cannot drag from one widget area to another, you can only sort within that widget area. Just drag with your mouse to re-arrange the widget and click the SAVE ORDER button when finished.