I wrote this tutorial in response to this question:
Outreach Pro Theme – Add Extra Home Page Widget
I would really appreciate it if someone could provide me with the code to add an extra widget to the Outreach Pro theme right below the home-bottom widgets.
I just want this widget to show up on the Home page, and I will use it to display text content on the Home page.
You can do this several ways, however the easiest is to simply duplicate the code from the front-page.php file and make a few changes.
Here’s what the code in this post enables you to do:
Paste the code to register the widget at the end of your child themes functions.php file.
Replace the entire front-page.php code in that file.
The code uses the same home-bottom class as the default widgets which means it uses the same styling written to style the 4 Genesis Featured Page widgets inline. Simply change the class if you want to use other widgets in that area or to create a single, full width widget area.
You can also use any other existing class like home-top or add a unique class and then extra CSS to style the new widget area differently.
You can also change the hook position if you want to display the widgets in a different location on your front page.