Homepage layout has changed but can't see directory on homepage.

I’m at the very beginning stage of setting up ‘directory’ and just checked the 2 boxes on the settings page for import taxonomies and custom fields. Saved changes and then looked at my homepage. It’s changed the layout of the existing featured items from being in a slider to a long column and the directory isn’t even there anyway.

Also, when I do eventually set it up, I don’t want it to be on the homepage, but to be on various other posts and pages – is this possible?

It’s a wordpress site and I’m using a WPZOOM telegraph theme.