In order to create a front page we need to populate the widgets via customization of the theme. The front page needs to be set to "Your latest posts".
The widgets to be added are the ones in the "Home Area".
In order to style them properly we need to download the plugin Widget CSS Classes.
- The widget Home Area 1 includes e.g. a text field with a button
- The widget Home Area 2 includes e.g. a GEN - List Items field with latest posts
- For this one we need to include the Advanced Custom Fields PRO plugin, create the Featured item "Home page featured" and add the featured item to the pages and posts that we consider.