There are several ways to create panels on the front page in the way required by the specifications. However, as we want to go to the pub in the next one hour, we will do it the easy way—by using the Panels module, which was surprisingly created to do exactly this kind of task.
- Install the Panels 2 module, and enable it on the Modules page. You will find that a whole new section for Panels has been created on the Administer page, and this is where you set up your displays.
- Click on Panel pages, and you will be presented with a blank page that shows that no panel has been created yet. Click on the Add tab at the top of the page to add a panel. This takes you to the configuration page, as shown in the following screenshot:
- On this page, ...