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How to Upgrade Carta When There is No Upgrade Notice

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In this live answer session we walk you through the steps of upgrading Carta Skin when there is no upgrade notice. This exact same manual upgrade process can be used to upgrade any Thesis Skin when you don't have an upgrade notification. Rick: So you wanted to talk about how to upgrade the Carta Skin when

What Plugins Do I Recommend for a Simple Online Course Site

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In this session I talk about the difference between a courseware website and a membership website and the courseware plugins I have used and recommend for an online course site. These plugins work well with the Thesis theme and Agility Skin. I also talk in depth about hosting videos and how videos can be served

How to Customize a 2 Column Contact 7 Form

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In this session we show how to fix a display problem using a clearing div inside of a collapsing container in a 2 column Contact 7 Form. The problem happens because there is div collapse with the floating columns. Any time you've got floating columns, you need to make sure that those columns are inside

Configure WP eMember Settings for Version 8.9

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In this session we show how to configure WP eMember settings for version 8.9 and explain the advantages and disadvantages related to each setting and how each one works. We also talk about how to deal with automatic payments from members and show an example of a Membership site using Social Triggers and the different

Why I Use WP Affiliate rather than JVZoo

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In this session we compare WP Affiliate to JVZoo and talk about why we prefer to use WP Affiliate. We also talk about how the Paypal system works when managing payments. Member: Okay, I'm speaking of WP Affiliate just triggered but some people you know, whether it's a product or a membership site like you

How to Update WP eMember

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In this session we talk about how to update WP eMember, going to their automated update system and asking them to send an email with the link to their latest products. We show how to delete the old copy of WP eMember and install the new version and keeping the existing data. Member: So my

Fine Tuning Responsiveness with CSS

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In this session we show how to fine tune responsiveness with CSS to get the text to align center by reducing the padding and reduce the extra space. We show how to set the media query for smart phone devices portrait and landscape modes in Thesis 2.1 Skin Design and also talk about the tools

How to Filter Search Results on BYOBWebsite

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In this session we demonstrate how to filter search results in BYOBWebsite using Google Custom Search and show how it works when doing a custom search for a specific lesson. Rick: Although have you seen the filtering on the search function? Have you noticed the filtering? If you search for TypeKit on my site... Member:

How Adobe TypeKit Fonts Work

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In this session we discuss how Adobe TypeKit fonts work. And we talk about how browsers use fonts to display text and rely on fonts that are resident on the computer. We also talk about web safe fonts which are the ones that a web designer can expect that every computer is going to have

How to Setup Automatic Registration for One Site when the Payment is made on a Second Site

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We talk about three different ways that you can setup automatic registration for one site when the payment is made on a second site. The first is the easiest because it requires no programming. Here you’d have the customer pay on one site and then be directed to a registration form that is filled out

Troubleshooting Responsive CSS

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In this session we troubleshoot responsive CSS in a Galaxy S5 screen. We show how to remove the class in the Thesis Skin Editor that is hardcoding the size of the widget. Member: You helped me out tremendously on this before what you did is you gave me the CSS code, I put it in

A Preliminary Evaluation of WP Courseware, Sensei, CoursePress and LearnDash

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In this session we give a preliminary evaluation of WP Courseware, Sensei, CoursePress and LearnDash and discuss the different online reviews for these. We have used these courseware plugins for a variety of courses. Once Rick is done building the Bootcamp Class, he’ll have a set of recommendations and will do a full blown seminar

How to Control the Length of the Excerpt in Thesis

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In this session we talk about how to control the length of an excerpt in Thesis 2 using the BYOB Custom Excerpt Box for Thesis 2.1. This controls the excerpts by the number of words, the number of characters, the first paragraph or a More Tag and also allow you to choose to include HTML

Help – My Read More Link is Not Showing

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In this session we look at why the Read More link is not showing on a Thesis 2 site. The query box excerpt won’t give you a custom read more if you are using the custom crafted excerpt. We show how to fix this by using the Agility Custom Read More Link. WordPress and Thesis’

Your Nonce Check is Incorrect. Check the Nonce Name and Action and Try Again

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The "Nonce check is incorrect" error message is frequently associated with the max_input_vars error.  In this answer I demonstrate how to identify and resolve the error. Member: I have some problem with the slides. It uses Agility Nude. Rick: Uhuh. Member: Yesterday I wanted to add 3 more query boxes to the front page. Query

The Comment Form is not Showing Up on my WordPress Blog Page

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In this session we discuss why the comment form is not showing up on a WordPress Blog page and show how to use the “More” tag to split the posts up so that they go to the actual post page where comments can be made. Member: On my Blog page with just a custom WordPress

A Rationale for Using Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies

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In this session we talk about the rationale for using custom post types and custom taxonomies and show different examples of these in BYOBWebsite. We also talk about switching query boxes to a custom post using its own template system to copy it over. Member: You know, if you read my question it relates to

How to Have Parallax Sections in Thesis 2.1

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In this session we discuss how to have parallax sections in Thesis 2.1 and assembling groups of parallax boxes. We also introduce the new course, Professional Thesis 2.1 Skin Development, that is currently being taught which includes how to use these boxes in different skins. How to Have Parallax Sections in Thesis 2.1 Member: I've

WPThesisSkins.com are the Worst Programmed Skins in the World

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In this session we discuss how the skins from WPThesisSkins.com are among the worst programmed skins on the market.  They have been designed and coded by a fundamentally incompetent programmer. This may sound harsh but this guy's skins are full of insecure code, improperly added scripts and basic php errors.  His most recent skin - Business

What’s the Fastest Way to Come Up to Speed with Thesis 2.1 when Building a New Site

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In this session we discuss the fastest way to come up to speed with Thesis 2.1 when building a new site. And how to come up with a content plan, outline the pages and start building the content before deciding what the site will look like. We discuss the importance of content which is the