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Bee Crafty Theme Quickstart Guide – Part 8 – Add a Pinterest Button to Bee Crafty

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In this session we show how to create Pinterest and Google+ buttons for the Bee Crafty theme social links menu. We demonstrate how to create the images, how to upload them and how to write the custom CSS that will make them display. Member: And you know, something you mentioned you were going to cover

Bee Crafty Theme Quickstart Guide – Part 7 – Setup the Blog Page Display

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We just showed how to set up and configure the home page in the Bee Crafty Theme but and in this session we show how to setup and configure the blog page. We talk about the default configuration and look at the various combinations of post content and post images that can be used on

Bee Crafty Theme Quickstart Guide – Part 6 – Setup the Home Page/Blog Page

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In this session we show how to setup and configure the Bee Crafty Theme home page and blog page. We talk about the default configuration where the home page displays the polaroids and the typical WordPress front page configuration where we set which categories of posts we want to show. We configure the user profile

Bee Crafty Theme Quickstart Guide – Part 5 – Configuring Navigation

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In this session we demonstrate how to configure the Navigation Menus of the Bee Crafty child theme for Genesis. Bee Crafty has some built in menu styles that can be applied to social networking links.  We discuss how to create the social links menu as well as other menu options. The next big thing to

Bee Crafty Theme Quickstart Guide – Part 4 – Customizing the Background

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In this session we demonstrate how to customize the background of the Bee Crafty child theme for Genesis. We show how to customize the background color and add tilable background image to make the site more unique. Not only can you customize the menu but you can also customize the background. I’m going to demonstrate

Bee Crafty Theme Quickstart Guide – Part 3 – Customizing the Header

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The Bee Crafty Theme allows for a couple of different header configurations.  We discuss those configurations and demonstrate how to use them.  We discuss the built in header areas and demonstrate how to add a custom header image.  We look at the PSD file that comes with the child theme and discuss how to create

Bee Crafty Theme Quickstart Guide – Part 2 – Image Sizes

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The Bee Crafty Theme is intended to display and showcase images. And now that we've installed the Bee Crafty theme, we're going to discuss the various image sizes available in the theme. First we discuss the standard WordPress image sizes and make recommendations about their sizes based on the column layout chosen.  Then we look

Bee Crafty Theme Quickstart Guide

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The Bee Crafty Child Theme for Genesis is a very highly customizable WordPress theme. It is designed for graphic intensive sites like craft sites, artist portfolio sites and photography sites. In this seminar we look at its various configuration options and demonstrate how to configure and customize it. We also take an indepth look at the use of images in the theme and make recommendations about image sizes.

Lesson 10 – Part 2 – Types of WordPress Widgets

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I divide widgets into 3 different kinds. To start, there are widgets that are related to a blog. The blog related widgets are Archives, Calendar, Categories, the Genesis theme - eNews and Updates, Featured Posts, Recent Comments, Recent Posts, RSS and the Tag Cloud. These are all widgets that only make sense to use if

Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 5 – Comparing Support and License

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In terms of support, both of them have really outstanding support. The place where Thesis is better than Genesis is that Thesis has this online user manual that is really spectacular. They've done an outstanding job with their Read Effen Manual Guide because it has lots of snippets in it for you to copy and

Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 4 – Compare Page Layout Selection & Customizing with and without Coding

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The next area to compare is something that's very interesting and that is page layout selection. In Thesis, each page or post can only have one of two layouts, either as the default layout that you set up or it has the no sidebars layout and Archive pages can only have the default layout. You

Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 3 – Comparing Plugins, SEO and Site Speed

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Plugins For Genesis Our third area of comparison is plugins. Starting with Genesis again, it has a very large number of plugins in the WordPress repository that are designed specifically to augment Genesis. If you go to the WordPress repository, go to plugins and search for Genesis, you see a large number of plugins here

Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 2 – Comparing Intended Use & Child Themes

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We're going to take a look at our 10 areas of comparison and see how both Thesis and Genesis stack up with each other. First Level of Customization in Thesis In this case we'll start it off with Thesis and we're going to talk about their intended use first. Thesis is really intended to be

Lesson 6 – Part 8 – Installing the Agency Child Theme

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The next thing we're going to do is download and install Agency. Actually, we've already downloaded it but now we're going to install the Agency Child Theme. Install the Agency Child Theme Installing the child theme is exactly the same thing as installing a regular theme. We just come back over to Appearance and Themes,

Lesson 6 – Part 7 – Installing Genesis 2

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The next thing we're going to do is install the Genesis theme and I have created a site for the purpose of demonstrating this lesson. You can find that here on the Lesson 6 slides. All of these slides are available via download as well as the lecture notes for this class and the Lesson

Lesson 6 – Part 6 – Why Use the Agency Child Theme

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The next thing we're going to do is talk about why we're using the Agency Child Theme with the Genesis theme in this series on building a business/professional website. Why Do We Use the Agency Child Theme? The first reason is because it has a small business orientation, that is it has a static front

Lesson 6 – Part 5 – Types of Genesis 2 Child Themes

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There a variety of types of Child Themes and because I teach people how to build business websites, my focus is on Child Themes that would be suitable for small business sites. I've categorized Genesis Child Themes into 3 groups. In fact, I have several handouts on the site. If we come over here to

Lesson 6 – Part 4 – Genesis Parent Theme & Child Theme

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If you have any experience of working in WordPress and using themes, you're familiar with the idea of installing a theme, however, the Genesis theme uses something called Child Themes. A Child Theme is not something that Genesis invented, it was in fact invented by WordPress. Child Themes are a way of augmenting an existing

Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 1 – Introduction

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Good morning everybody and welcome to this special BYOB Website presentation. Today we're going to make a comparison of Thesis 1.8.4 and Genesis 1.8. The reason why I'm making this comparison is because a few months ago, we decided that we were going to add video lessons about using Genesis to BYOB Website. And in