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Thesis 1.8.5

Lesson 17 – Using Custom Post Meta in Thesis

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In this Thesis theme video tutorial lesson of our Customize Thesis Like a Pro course you will learn how to use Custom Post Meta in Thesis. We begin with an introduction to what it is and the typical WordPress way of creating custom meta boxes. We focus on the WPAlchemy Class for creating the meta

Lesson 12 – Part 8 – Create a Controlling Function

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You notice how we have a whole bunch of functions now that we’ve made in this creating custom sidebars in the Thesis theme lesson. We have our sidebars that are all registered and we've got a function for the feature_box_sidebar, the function for the alternate_sidebar, a function for the fat_footer_sidebar and a function for the

Lesson 12 – Part 7 – Example #4 – Create 2 Column Attention Boxes

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We're going to take a look at example number 4 of creating custom sidebars in the Thesis theme. Example number 4 is going to be to create attention boxes that we can put in a page. If you look at my Thesis Shortcode Content Widgets plugin, that's the means of putting stacks of widget areas

Lesson 12 – Part 6 – Example #3- Create an “Alternate” Feature Box

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Example number 3 of creating custom sidebars in the Thesis theme is going to be to create an alternate feature box. Notice that this feature box can either be set on the home page, on the blog, on the home page and the blog page or on every page but those are your only choices.

Lesson 12 – Part 5 – Example #2 – Create a “Fat Footer” with 3 Widget Columns

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Example number 2 of creating custom sidebars in the Thesis theme will be to create the fat footer with 3 widget columns. I believe this is a better way of doing it than as described in the manual, no offense to Girlie or whoever wrote that but that example doesn't provide with the opportunity to

Lesson 12 – Part 4 – Example #1 – Widgetize the Feature Box

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The first example of creating custom sidebars in the Thesis theme is to widgetize the feature box. The feature box is this function in the Thesis theme that allows you to place some kind of content in a specific location on your site. If we go to Thesis Design Options, come over here and look

Lesson 12 – Part 3 – Call the Sidebars

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The second part of creating custom sidebars in the Thesis theme is calling the sidebars. To call the sidebar, what you do is use the function dynamic_sidebar. This function either takes the name or the ID of a specific sidebar and if it's left blank, it takes the next sidebar or the first sidebar. If

Lesson 12 – Part 2 – Register the Sidebars

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We're going to start off with the first step of creating custom sidebars in the Thesis theme which is registering the sidebars. WordPress contains two methods of registering the sidebars. You can register sidebars one by one with the function register_sidebar or you can register a group of sidebars all in one fell swoop with

Lesson 12 – Part 1 – Understanding WordPress Sidebars

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Good morning everybody and welcome to Lesson 12 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro Tutorial Series. Today we're going to be talking about how to create custom sidebars in the Thesis theme. A sidebar is a place in which you can drag and drop widgets. In WordPress history, the sidebar was this thing on

Lesson 12 – Creating Custom Sidebars

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In this Thesis theme video tutorial lesson of our Customize Thesis Like a Pro course you will learn how to create custom sidebars. We begin with an introduction to WordPress sidebars to give you a full understanding of what they are, ways to create them and how they are structured. Then we delve into how to

How to Create a CSS-Tricks Style Navigation Menu Part 5 – Style the Third Menu Item

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In this session we show how to style the third menu item with the border style, link background style and color, hover and current background style and link, hover and current border style. And we discuss how each of these menu items affect the appearance of the site. So I’m going to do this one

How to Create a CSS-Tricks Style Navigation Menu Part 4 – Style the Second Menu Item

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In this session we show how to style the second menu item. We set up the images and the colors and configure the link background style. We configure each link state separately and allow the current border style to be styled differently. Okay so the next thing to do is to kind of move along

How to Create a CSS-Tricks Style Navigation Menu Part 3 – Style the First Menu Item

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In this session we show how to style the first menu item in our Thesis Nav Menu plugin options page. We customize the background image and color, link background style, hover background style and current background style. Okay so that’s that. Although very interestingly, the height here is very different because the height includes the

How to Create a CSS-Tricks Style Navigation Menu Part 2 – Setup Typical Menu Item Style

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In this session we show how to setup the typical menu item styles in the BYOB Thesis Nav Menu plugin options. We create the background image for the menu in photoshop and finish by using our BYOB Full Width Backgrounds plugin to style the background of the menu. So now that we have that image