To launch this new homepage design, the final step is go to SETTINGS >> READING. This is where you tell WordPress that you have a new homepage that it needs to point to. Click A STATIC PAGE and then from the drop down choose the HOME page you set up earlier (or whatever you named it). Make sure to save your changes and then go to your domain and view your new homepage.
**Notes. We created a new page and inserted the template into it because this allows you to make edits without altering the template itself. If you choose, in the future, to revert back to the original (demo version) – it is always there for you under Templates >> Saved Templates. This is also helpful if you ever make a mistake, the original template is available to review and fix those errors.