Customizing the Homepage

Your Homepage is the gateway to all your photographs.  The homepage is the landing page of your Zenfolio website.

The homepage can be customized as desired by the photographer. There are many combinations for Theme, Layouts and Options that you can choose to achieve the look and feel that you want for your home page.

With the various Layout options, your homepage can have a Spotlight Content or Background Content area that can display different items such as a photo, a video, a customizable slideshow of photos or thumbnails of your photos or galleries.

All Theme and Layout options are available at all subscription levels.

You can customize your homepage and your site at anytime and as often as you wish.


Please click on these links for more information on these subjects.


In addition to the Spotlight Content and Background Content, on some layouts the following elements can be included on your Homepage:

  • A customizable Site Menu allows you to include the items of your choice, for example Contact, About, Blog, etc. that are linkable to internal and external web pages
  • Custom Logo (Pro and Advanced plan subscribers only)
  • Thumbnails of your groups and galleries
  • Welcome Message (great for SEO)
  • An About section with your information
  • Your photo
  • search engine for your customers


Please also see this video on customizing the homepage:

 

Selecting a Layout for the Homepage

Layouts define the placement of elements on the page.  An assortment of layout options are provided and they can each be applied through Customize Website View.

In the Dashboard, hover your mouse pointer over 
My Zenfolio then click on Customize Website.

Dashboard to Customize Visitor View

The page will refresh with a new customization menu at the top, confirming that you are in the Customize Website View.

 
  1. Click Layout in the top menu. A popup window will open.
  2. Click to select the layout you would like to use for the Homepage.
  3. Click Apply to confirm and apply the selection. The page will refresh with the new layout applied. Repeat steps 1 to 3 until you are happy with the selection.
  4. Click Publish before exiting Customize Website View to make the changes that you've made live on your site.

Customize Home Page Layout




 

Selecting a Theme for the Homepage

The Theme of your Homepage will define the visual appearance including colors, background image, and fonts.

A number of pre-made themes are provided for you to choose from but you can also create your own new custom themes.  There is no limit to the number of custom themes you can create.

In the Dashboard, hover your mouse pointer over My Zenfolio then click on Customize Website.

Dashboard to Customize Visitor View

The page will refresh with a new customization menu at the top, confirming that you are in the Customize Website View.


 

  1. Click Themes in the Main Menu. A popup window will open.
  2. Click to select the theme you would like to use for the homepage.
  3. Click Apply to confirm and apply the selection. The page will refresh with the new layout applied. Repeat steps 1 to 3 until you are happy with the selection.
  4. Click Publish before exiting Customize Website View to make the changes that you've made live on your site.

Customize Home Page Theme


In addition to choosing from pre-made themes, you can also create your own custom theme. Click here for more information on Creating a Custom Theme.


Also please click here for more information and instructions about setting the Page Options for you homepage.