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Thesis Theme Seminars

How to Use Post Formats in Thesis

Post Formats allow you to customize the presentation of a post based on whether it is an image, video, gallery, etc. Learn how to add them to Thesis using custom code, the Thesis Custom Loop API and style them with custom body classes.

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How to Create and Add a Favicon to your Thesis Website

Learn how to create a Favicon, the icon that shows up in the browser tab next to your site name, and how to add it to your Thesis website.

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Using the Thesis Navigation Menu

In this beginner series we look at how to select menu type, how to add pages, drop down pages, categories and links to the Thesis Nav Menu and finish by explaining what the home link and feed link are and how they work.

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How to Create a Dropline Style Menu in Thesis

Using our Thesis Horizontal Header Layout plugin, Thesis Nav Menu plugin and custom CSS we show how to create a dropline menu style where the drop menu displays horizontally instead of vertically. We discuss how the CSS position property works and show how to apply both relative and absolute positioning to the menu to create the dropline effect.

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How to Add Facebook Open Graph Tags in Thesis

Adding these tags allows your post image to show up on Facebook when some likes or shares one of your posts. Learn what the tags are and how to use the code to add them, then how to test and verify that the tags are working properly.

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Using Thesis Site Options

In this beginner series we look at what the Thesis Site Options are and what they do for your site. We examine Title Tag Settings, Robots Meta Tags, Canonical URLs, Syndication/Feed URL, Additional Scripts, Stats Software/Scripts, Style Sheets, Publishing Tools and Changing the Save button text.

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How to Add Cufon Fonts to Thesis

Learn how to download and install cufon fonts and how to add them to your website.

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How to Create Multiple Menus with Multiple Drop Down Levels

Learn how to create multiple menus with mulitple drop down levels and style them using our BYOB Thesis WP Menus Plugin.

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How to Create a Matrix of Images and Links

We use the example of adding a block of product images with titles and descriptions that link to products to show how to create the matrix. The two plugins used for the task allow you to make the matrix without using any CSS or HTML.

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How to Add a Custom Javascript to a Post or Page

Learn how to add script to a page or post. We show how to use the Shortcoder plugin to insert the script and style the form and then use custom CSS to style it.

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Customize Next & Previous Posts Links

Learn how to customize the WordPress Next Post and Previous Post links. You’ll learn how Thesis uses the links, how to substitute images for the text in the links, how to use Thesis filters, and how to create and style custom post navigation.

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How to Create a CSS-Tricks Style Navigation Menu

This is a special kind of menu that is made up of an image sprite in which each individual menu element has its own image, its own background hover color and current style. We show you how to create this menu style using our BYOB Thesis Nav Menu plugin and custom code. To view the menu style we used as inspiration visit the CSS-Tricks website (http://css-tricks.com/.)

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Custom Front Page Loop that Displays One Post from Each Category

Learn how to create a custom home page that will display the first post from each category on your site. This series involves using a custom template, creating a custom loop, and using the jCapSlide plugin for adding jQuery.

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How to Create Custom Templates For Posts

Learn how to create templates for Posts. We’ll show how to use Thesis hooks and filters, custom body classes, and CSS for the task.

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How to Configure WordPress and Thesis as a Blog

This series shows how to configure your site so that it can work both as a static small business website and as a blog. We discuss WordPress and Thesis settings and explain what categories and tags are and how they work.

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Thesis Post Image and Thumbnails

Learn about Thesis post image and thumbnails and where to adjust the default settings, how to insert thumnails manually, and how the images relate to WordPress Images.

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How to Add a Call to Action to the Thesis Header

Using our Thesis Header Widgets plugin, we show how to add a text widget to the header and style it, add a Thesis header image next to the widget, and how to use the Dynamic Content Gallery to rotate images in the header.

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Style the Full Width Framework by Layering Background Images

Learn how to layer background images easily using our Thesis Full Width Background plugin. We demonstrate how to add an overall background image, then add images for the header, page and footer areas.

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How to Add Tiled Background Images to Full Width Framework

Learn how to add tiled background images to a full width framework using our Thesis Full Width Backgrounds plugin.

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Troubleshooting Thesis Custom Templates

We troubleshoot a number of issues in a member’s custom template. We cover column layout, applying custom CSS, applying multiple custom temples to multiple pages, and displaying varying content in the sidebar. These videos are available to the public.

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Thesis Custom Templates

Thesis bypasses the standard WordPress template system in favor of its own for creating custom templates. Learn the differences between Thesis and WordPress custom templates, how Thesis uses custom templates and the three types of customization available in Thesis.

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Add Social Media Icons to Posts in Thesis

Learn how to display social media icons on specific posts or pages without using a Social Media Plugin (some of these plugins can make your site load slowly). We’ll show you the code and then how to add it to your custom-functions.php file.

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Troubleshooting Thesis Installation Errors

Learn our strategies for troubleshooting Thesis installation errors. We use a member’s site to demonstrate our typical troubleshooting steps.

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