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Using the WordPress Blog Functionality

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Now that you have seen how to configure WordPress to be like a traditional website let’s talk about using the WordPress blog functionality. Again, remember that WordPress was originally developed as a blogging application and your home page displayed a list of your latest blog posts with the latest blog post on the top. In

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 7 – Fix the Post/Page Structure

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The next thing we're going to do is install a couple of plugins to help us with this organization. So we're going to come over here to the dashboard go to plugins and add new. When you're maintaining a site with lots of pages and lots of posts, really, it can be very useful for

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 5 – Identifying Static and Dynamic Content in Our Magazine Site

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Now that we are finished with our theoretical discussion, we're going to take that discussion and come back over here and look at this magazine style site because right now, we need to draw a distinction between static and dynamic content on the site. Content is static if it doesn't change, if you can set

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 3 – We’re Building a Content Management System

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Some of you have seen this presentation of mine about using WordPress as a Content Management System already. But I'm routinely surprised by people who have used WordPress for a long time who don't really understand the fundamental aspect of WordPress as a Content Management System. I routinely field questions from people asking, “so I've

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 2 – Identifying the Main Topics

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The very first aspect of creating a magazine style site like this is really being able to identify your main topics. Often a blog doesn't have main topics, it just has to do with whatever the blogger is thinking about. Niche blog sites are about a specific topic but on a magazine style site, it's

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 1 – Overview of the Site

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to this special seminar on how to create a magazine style blog site with Thesis 2. This is anticipated to be a 3-week seminar. In week 1, we're going to talk about how to organize the site and we'll take some steps to reorganize the Baby of Color website that

Static Site Plus a WordPress Blog or Just a WordPress Site?

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In this session we discuss how to choose a site format between a Static site plus a WordPress Blog or just a WordPress site. We also talk about what the advantages and disadvantages are with each to help you consider which would work well for you. Jeff, I’m going to unmute your microphone here for