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Start Building your Website Right

Folks just starting to build their websites often don’t know where to start and don’t have a good sense of what the process looks like when they begin. In this seminar I will show you how to plan your website so that you can complete it quickly and efficiently.

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Convert a Static HTML Website to WordPress & Thesis 2.2

In this 25 part case study we take an existing static HTML website and convert it to WordPress and Thesis 2.2. This includes some of the more difficult aspects like changing hosts without the website going down, setting up a development site and redirecting old pages to new SEO friendly URLs. It also involves choosing the right skin and then customizing that skin to resemble the existing site.

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How to Convert a Flash Site to WordPress and Thesis 2.1

There are still a lot of Flash based websites out there under-performing for their owners. Thesis 2.1 makes it relatively easy to take a Flash based website and convert it into a WordPress website. In this 14 part Case Study we take a real Flash site and convert it into a WordPress site that can be easily maintained and updated by its owner.

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Custom Post Type

This 11 part case study delves into the process of creating Custom Post Types. Using a member’s site requirements as the basis we show how to use all aspects of custom post types.

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Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2

Learn the tools inherent in WordPress for creating a magazine style website and the revolutionary new Thesis 2 tools that allow you to customize all aspects of how the site looks. It is typical of magazine style sites to organize their content around a number of primary subjects and then to have a unique style for each of those subjects. In this seminar we will demonstrate how to do that in Thesis 2.

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Website Review – Secure-tech.co.uk

In this Website Review we examine a member's site in detail to identify if the site has the minimum necessary requirements to accomplish the intended business purpose. We talk about what the minimum necessary requirements are, examine the site for those requirements and then give a prescription for improving the site. These videos are available to free members.

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Community News Website

This is a 16 part case study where we create a Thesis based community news website and show how to use Permalinks, Custom Post Types, Category Display Order, Custom Post Meta for Events, Custom Loops, and Events Display.

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Community Library Website

This is a 61 part case study on how to set up a community library website, how to organize materials, display them and style the site. Many intermediate techniques are used in this extensive WordPress and Thesis series.

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Portfolio Website With Horizontally Scrolling Content

This is a 5 part case study on how to create an Artist's Portfolio site in Thesis with a horizontally scrolling image display. The site is set up so that the header and footer remain fixed in place as you scroll horizontally through the content. Thesis is uniquely capable of handling this style.

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Creating a Multilingual Website with Thesis

This is a 7 part case study on using WordPress and Thesis as a Multilingual Content Management System. Here you’ll learn how to organize and create the necessary functions for a multilingual site to work properly.

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How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis

In this case study we show how to convert a Static HTML site into a WordPress and Thesis website. As part of this process, we set up a subdomain on the development server, install WordPress on the development server, install the plugins, add all the images and create the structure. Once the site is styled and complete, we go through the process of cloning that development site and moving it to the real server.

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