Just a couple of questions:
(1) How do I create 3 or 4 callout boxes on the front page of a theme? Does the theme have to have allowances for this feature, such as the hero theme?
(2) If I can only create a call out box in themes such as Hero, I am struggling to make sense of this, especially with regards to input of a thumbnail photo.
(3) Can I create a slide show (preferably with thumbnails) in the front page header region?
On the “Hero” theme http://herodemo.wordpress.com/
The “Callout boxes” are the three little boxes under the header image, that are linked to different page. The box usually consists of Title name, a image, brief description and “Click here” button.
I can’t, because i don’t use them, but they should be available under Theme Options, or also you can find instructions on configuring that theme on the related tag in the theme forum. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/hero