If you want the first page on your site to contain anything besides just your blog posts, you will need to create what is called a static page. I created a page called home. Then navigated to Appearance / Customize.
Scroll to find the Static Front Page Tab to designate the page you created called “Home” to be your static front page. You can also specify what page you want to contain your blog posts. In this case we chose a page we created called “Blog.”
STEP 2- Insert Your Gallery with Three Bottom Links
First make sure you have your recommended plugins installed. Then just follow the video below.
Enter any page content (Text, images, etc.) as you normally would that you would like displayed on your homepage. To remove the default “Home” title on your homepage, follow this.
Set up your homepage footer widgets.