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5 Models for Delivering Content with a Membership Site

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This member asks me to describe the various membership models in current use for delivering paid content on a membership site. I discuss what I consider to be the 5 primary membership models currently in use. The 5 are: 1. The Learning Community Model 2. The Publisher Model 3. The UPS/Drip Model 4. The Micro

Community Library Website – Member’s Progress Report

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In this video we take a quick look at the progress that our member has made in creating her church library website. Her library committee thinks it looks great. Well you know, I’m just tickled to death at your site. It looks absolutely beautiful and you were just going to close by basking it its

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 29, Designing a Custom Catalog Page

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This is the twenty ninth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we create a custom catalog page and discuss the types of functions we’d like on this page. In future sessions we will add two searchable catalog menus, we will show

Community Library Website – Case Study Part 6 – Incorporating Existing Data Into the Project

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This is the sixth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community library website. In this lesson we discuss some of the issues around importing existing data. Some is saved as posts, some as taxonomies and some

WordPress and Thesis as a Complex CMS

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Over the last several weeks we have taken time each week during our Live Call-in Question and Answer sessions to develop a community news website. In this case study we explore some of the more advanced features in WordPress and Thesis 1.8. This has resulted in an 11 part video series where we document and

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.

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.

How to Organize a Community Library Website

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A member asked how she can organize her community library site. She wants regular “what’s happening” blog posts, posts for books, posts for book reviews and a method of organizing and categorizing both books and book reviews. This is very similar to what we are doing in the Community News Case Study. I suggest that