With Silverio, I made a choice to keep the homepage relatively simple, and instead focus my efforts on the portfolio pages. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t customize the homepage.
Besides the homepage slideshow (which can be configured from the individual project’s post pages), you also get three widget areas. They look best with just one widget inside each, but you can add more if you want.
Of course you can use one of the default WordPress widgets, or download new ones, but if you really want total control over your homepage, an easy way is to simply include a php or html file in the widget zone. Fortunately a very simple php include widget is bundled with the theme. Just put your file in the includes/ directory (inside the main theme directory) and fill in the widget field with the file’s name.
Homepage call to action button
It’s a good idea to guide visitors through your site, so Silverio provides you with a call to action button on the homepage. By default it links to the portfolio category, but you can edit includes/home-cta.php to change the link as well as the button itself.