This free quick tip provides the code which adds a new widget area to the Magazine Pro themes front page template.
Based on this question from a new member of the genesis community :
I am looking into using Magazine Pro for a travel website and found out that the homepage can consist of three widgets with blog posts which looks great! However, I also want to use a static “welcome page” to the homepage, likely above the three widgets or perhaps in between them. Is this possible and if yes how do I go about this?
Here’s the result :
You could also add the new widget area or multiple custom widget areas in any other position like this :
Here’s the code :
Step 1 : Using a code editor, swap out the entire PHP code in the Magazine Pro themes front-page.php file with the PHP code in the gist named front-page.php
Step 2 : Using a code editor, add the PHP code from the gist named functions.php to the end of the Magazine Pro themes functions.php file.
Here’s more tutorials for customizing/modifying the Magazine Pro child theme by StudioPress.