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Lesson 16 – Part 6 – Ex#4 Create a Custom Teaser Configuration

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The last thing to do here is to create a custom teaser configuration for our Thesis theme website. We're going to do our custom teaser configuration on our home loop so I'm just going to come up here and change this home loop for this. What we're going to do is have our own separate

Lesson 16 – Part 5 – Ex#3 Display a Grid of Post Thumbnails for Specific Categories

Example number 3 is going to be to create a grid of post thumbnails for specific categories on our Thesis theme website. Now, an example of this is the site that I've been working on for an artist friend. She does beautiful artwork and what we have is on our category paintings, we want just

Lesson 16 – Part 4 – Ex#2 Display 3 Teasers Per Row for Specific Categories

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Our second example is going to be to display three teasers per row for specific categories on our Thesis theme website. What we're going to do is come over here and look at our Bananas category. What we want is our Bananas category to have three teasers across rather than two teasers across. If we

Lesson 16 – Part 3 – Ex#1 Display 1 Teaser Per Row on the Home Page

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We're just going to jump right into that now because this theory sounds more complicated than it really is and we’ll create a display with 1 teaser per row on the Thesis theme home page. We're going to create a custom loop that takes our teasers on the home page and makes them one-wide instead

Lesson 16 – Part 2 – Anatomy of the Custom Loop API

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What we're going to take a look at here next is the anatomy of the Custom Loop API. First, we’ll be looking at the way the Thesis theme does its loop and secondly, we'll look at different examples in the user guide about how to use the custom loops. The best way to look at

Lesson 16 – Part 1 – Introduction to the Thesis Custom Loop API

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Good morning everybody and welcome to Lesson 16 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. Today, we are going to be talking about how to use the Thesis Custom Loop API. Before we really dive into that, I want to talk about what the Thesis Custom Loop API is. In previous lessons, we've

Lesson 16 – Thesis Custom Loop API

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This Thesis theme video tutorial lesson of our Customize Thesis Like a Pro course provides an introduction to the Thesis Custom Loop API including what it is, when to use it and how it works. Then we cover the Thesis loop class, the loop process, what makes up the loop and review some examples from

How to Use Post Formats in Thesis – Part 3 – Using the Thesis Custom Loop API

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In part 3 of this series on Using Post Formats in Thesis, we talk about and show what the Custom Loop API is and then we show how to add it to the post format. The custom loop activates the effect that you want for a particular post format. We create a new Custom Loop

Custom Front Page Loop that Displays One Post from Each Category – Part 6 – Configure the Loop to Create the Required HTML

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This is the sixth in a short series on creating a custom home page that will display the first post from each category and implement the jCapSlide jQuery plugin. In this part we discuss how to reconfigure the custom loop so that it formats the output using the html structure we need for the jQuery

Custom Front Page Loop that Displays One Post from Each Category – Part 8 – Call the jQuery Script

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This is the eighth in a short series on creating a custom home page that will display the first post from each category and implement the jCapSlide jQuery plugin. In this part we discuss how to call the jQuery plugin from within our page. Rick: Then step 2 is actually calling that script and that’s

Custom Front Page Loop that Displays One Post from Each Category – Part 3 – Create the Custom Loop

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This is the third in a short series on creating a custom home page that will display the first post from each category. In this third part we create the custom loop that will display the posts. At this stage we want to display the name of the category and the teaser for the post.

Custom Front Page Loop that Displays One Post from Each Category – Part 2 – Create the Static Front Page

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This is the second in a short series on creating a custom home page that will display the first post from each category.  In this second part we create a static front page and give it a custom template.  We briefly discuss what a static front page is. Rick: So what we’re going to work

Community News Case Study – Part 14 – Show Only Upcoming Events

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This is the 14th in a series on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community news site. We have created a static page to display our events sorted by the event date. This page displays all events, regardless of event date. Now we

Community News Case Study – Part 12 – Create a Page with a Custom Loop to Display the Events Sorted by Date

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This is the 12th in a series on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community news site. In this lesson we will create a static page to display our events sorted by the event date. In other words we are creating a custom

Community News Case Study – Part 13 – Display Event Date on Teasers

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This is the 13th in a series on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community news site. We have created a static page to display our events sorted by the event date. Now we want to display the event date on the event

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 55 Add Sort Order to Custom Taxonomy

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This is the 55th in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we add a sort order to our custom taxonomies by means of a modified version of the My Category Order plugin. Once we’ve modified the plugin, we add that sort to

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 54 Sort Archive Posts by Meta Value

This is the 54th in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we customize the query string for archive pages so that the results are sorted by meta value. In this case - by callnumber. We capture the global variable $query_string, deconstruct it

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 52 Sort Posts by Meta Value

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This is the 52nd in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we sort the way catalog items are displayed on the Catalog Page by call number.  Call number is a custom post meta value.  We learn how to add ‘orderby’ => ‘meta-value’.

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 44, Custom Taxonomy Query

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This is the 44th in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we modify the custom loop for our custom catalog page. This custom loop will display recent posts organized by custom taxonomy. We use the new tax_query parameter to limit the display

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 46, Display Posts from the Last 60 Days

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This is the 44th in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we modify the custom loop for our custom catalog page. This custom loop will display recent posts organized by custom taxonomy. We create a “date filter” that will allow us to