The working module of lite and pro version is same. Even the shortcode remains same except some extra features.
For home page, what you can do is create a page from wordpress pages and place the shortcode there. And then from reading settings, you can assign the page as home page (Reference : https://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/ topic #2).
For categories, create a generic shortcode and place that code in category template. Please check video link for more details. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFPhnysfRYk
Hope this helps.