Darling: Widget Areas

Go to Appearance > Widgets. Add the Genesis Featured Posts widget to the “Front Page Featured” widget area. This is for the featured posts area below your menu.

Here are the settings I used:

For the sidebar widget area, here are the plugins I used (the following FAQs have instructions for specific plugins):

For the footer widget area, here are the plugins I added to it:

The social media links in the footer will automatically be spaced out like the demo.

The “After Footer” widget is where you’ll place your Instagram feed.  You can use SnapWidget (see this  FAQ) or download this plugin and it will be styled like the demo:

And here are the settings to use:

For the “Between the Posts” widget areas, you can add any plugin of your choice. Here’s what I used:

I used SnapWidget for the Instagram feed (use this  FAQ) and just text widget with affiliate code for the “currently loving” section (see this FAQ).