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How to Use the Types Plugin to Add Custom Post Meta to Thesis 2 Template

In this session we demonstrate how to use the Types plugin to add custom post meta to a Thesis 2 template as a way of creating custom post meta and displaying that custom post meta in any Thesis post or page. You know there’s another way to add post meta. And I mean the easy

Lesson 17 – Part 6 – Ex #2 – Add Sidebar Configuration Options

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To continue using what we’ve learned in this lesson on Using Custom Post Meta in the Thesis theme, we’re going to add sidebar configuration options. What we're going to do is create a post meta box that will control whether or not these attention boxes show up or this alternate feature box shows up. If

Lesson 17 – Part 5 – Ex # 1 – Add Custom Page Specific Content to the Sidebar

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Now we’re going to use what we’ve learned in this lesson on Using Custom Post Meta in the Thesis theme to add custom page specific content to the sidebar. This will be example number 1, again which is to create a meta box that will allow us to add custom page specific content to the

Lesson 17 – Part 4 – Using the WPAlchemy Class

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We’re now in part four of this lesson of Using Custom Post Meta in the Thesis theme. We have succeeded in installing and setting up this MetaBox Class. The next thing for us to do then is to actually use it to create our meta boxes. We're going to begin by talking about using the

Lesson 17 – Part 3 – Initial Setup of the WPAlchemy Class

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That's what we're going to be doing then, is looking at the WPAlchemy. What is WPAlchemy? Let's just seach for it, wpalchemy and you can see this WPAlchemy MetaBox PHP Class. By class, we don't mean classroom type of class obviously. What we mean is class method in PHP but this is created by a

Lesson 17 – Part 2 – The Typical WordPress Way of Creating Custom Meta Boxes

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We’re back with part 2 of Using Custom Post Meta in the Thesis theme and we’re talking about the typical WordPress way for creating post meta which can be quite complicated. There's a good example of it being described here at smashingmagazine.com. It has a nice article here describing how to do it and it's

Lesson 17 – Part 1 – What is Custom Post Meta?

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Good morning everybody and welcome to this live class on Lesson 17 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. Today, what we'll be doing is learning how to create a new custom post meta in the Thesis theme. Specifically, what we'll be doing is learning how to use custom post meta to create

Lesson 17 – Using Custom Post Meta in Thesis

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In this Thesis theme video tutorial lesson of our Customize Thesis Like a Pro course you will learn how to use Custom Post Meta in Thesis. We begin with an introduction to what it is and the typical WordPress way of creating custom meta boxes. We focus on the WPAlchemy Class for creating the meta

Community Library Case Study Case Study – Part 61 Get the Catalog Item Post Image

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This is the 61st in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS) for a Community Library Website. In this lesson we get the post image of the Catalog Item and display it on the Review. This way we don’t need to duplicate data by having 2

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 60 Link Reviews Back to Catalog Items

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This is the 60th in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS) for a Community Library Website. In this lesson we create the link on the Review that takes us to the original Catalog Item.  We use get_post_meta to get the catalog item post id and

Community News Case Study – Part 15 – Format the Display of the Date

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This is the 15th 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 upcoming events sorted by the event date. Now we are going to format the display of the

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 16 – Display Event Venue

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This is the 16th 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 upcoming events sorted by the event date. Now we are going to add the display of the

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 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 24, Add Taxonomy and Post Meta Data to the Teaser

This is the twenty fourth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we add the custom post meta of subtitle and author’s name to the teaser. We previously added this information to the post. We accomplish this with Thesis hooks in custom_functions.php.

Community Library Website Case Study- Part 23 – Remove Custom Post Meta from Post Display

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This is the twenty third in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we take 4 custom post meta elements that we added to our post display in part 21 and remove them from the normal post display. We are adding “location”, “call

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 21 – Display the Rest of the Post Meta in the Post

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This is the twenty first in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we take 4 custom post meta elements and add them to our catalog item type post display. We are adding “location”, “call number”, “ISBN” and “Publication Date” to the display

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 19 – Add Post Meta and Taxonomy Information to the Post Display

This is the nineteenth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this session we look at the display of the catalog item post. We want to add the subtitle and author name (post meta and taxonomy term) to the display of the post. Rick: