Blog and Event Excerpts on Collective Public Theme

I noticed someone asked else commented on the blog post announcing collective with this question but I can't find an answer anywhere.

The demo site has two neat excerpt sections at the bottom of the home page. The first is related to events and the second (this is the one I'm most interested in) shows two blog excerpts.  

When you switch to the public theme, you don't get either of these items.  The documentation doesn't explain how to add them either.

Can someone help me?  I really want to set this up for one of our pages and have spent way too much time trying to hunt this down.


Official response from

Hi Tony,

Both the blog and event excerpts that you see on the front page are enabled using page tags on the page that you would like to feature (calendar, blog, etc.). 

Page tags

To activate either of the examples shown on the demo site, go to the calendar or blog page that you would like to include on the home page and add the page tag "homepage".

Depending on the content and formatting of your events or blog posts, the excerpts may not look as they appear on the Collective demo site. If you would like to dig more into the theme and customize how these excerpts look on your homepage, you'll first have to create a custom theme. From there, you can access and edit all of the excerpts by navigating to Website > Theme > Files > "_homepage_excerpt.html"

Complete and current information on how to use NationBuilder is available in the documentation section.

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