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How to Create Custom Templates for Posts – Part 7 Create the “Minimalist” Post Template

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This is Part 7 of the series, How to Create Custom Templates for Posts. We show the codes we need to have in order to remove the sidebars, nav menu, comments and footer leaving nothing but the post content. Pardon me, custom templates for posts. So I think we did, yeah 6 pieces to this

How to Create a Landing Page in Thesis

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In this session we show a member how to create a clean landing page by adding some php functions using Thesis filters to disable the footer and header thus leaving us with a minimalist custom template. Rick: Okay so now Sean, I’m unmuting your microphone there. Sean: Hi. Rick: How are you doing? Sean: I’m

How to Create Custom Templates For Posts – Part 2 – Remove Sidebars from Posts

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This is the second in a short series on creating custom template styles for posts. We will be using Thesis hooks and filters to create these “post templates”. In this second part we write the function that removes the sidebars from the appropriate posts using the thesis_show_sidebars filter. Step 2 is now to create a

How to Create Custom Templates For Posts – Part 6 – Write the CSS

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This is the sixth and final lesson in a short series on creating custom template styles for posts. We will be using Thesis hooks and filters to create these “post templates”. In this part we create the CSS rules to make our templates layout the way we expect them to. Okay so that brings us

How to Create Custom Templates For Posts – Part 5 – Create Minimalist Template

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This is the fifth in a short series on creating custom template styles for posts. We will be using Thesis hooks and filters to create these “post templates”. In this part we write the function that removes the header, navigation menu and the footer from the template. We use the thesis_show_footer filter to remove the

How to Create Custom Templates For Posts – Part 4 – Add Custom Sidebars

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This is the fourth in a short series on creating custom template styles for posts. We will be using Thesis hooks and filters to create these “post templates”. In this part we write the functions that creates the custom sidebars and then adds them to the appropriate post template. So then the next thing to

How to Create Custom Templates For Posts – Part 3 – Add Custom Body Class

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This is the third in a short series on creating custom template styles for posts. We will be using Thesis hooks and filters to create these “post templates”. In this part we write the function that adds a custom body class to each custom template using the thesis_body_classes filter. So that takes us on to

Create user selectable custom templates in Thesis

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Thesis has an incredibly powerful custom template system. Unlike a typical WordPress theme you don’t need to create a completely new template (that WordPress has to sort through) to change the way your content is displayed. In this tutorial I’m going to demonstrate how to create custom templates that a user can select from their

Configure Custom Sidebars and Custom Templates

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It this video we have a rather rambling discussion of how to use custom sidebars and custom templates to change up the page layout within a site. We also discuss the impact of making changes to an existing site and look at resources for learning how to do the various customization tasks. Rick: Okay so

How to Create a Simple Video Squeeze Page

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A member asked how he can build a simple video squeeze page out in Thesis. What he wants is a page with no header or footer.  He does want to retain the content and the sidebar.  In the sidebar he’ll put an opt-in form and in the content he’ll embed a video.  We look at

How to have a page with a single column layout on a site with a 2 column layout

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This member has a 2 column site with a static homepage (front page).  However he wants the homepage layout to have a single column layout.  By single column layout he means the layout that has sidebars 1 and 2 below the content area.  We discuss the best way to create that functionality on his site.

Thesis Custom Templates Part 2 – Do you need a Custom Template to Customize the Appearance of a Specific Page?

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The member asks if he needs to use custom templates in order to create a site where each page has similar structure but with different colors. We discuss the various methods of customization of a Thesis website.  I describe the 3 types of customization available in Thesis: Customizing using custom classes and CSS Customizing using

Thesis Custom Templates

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Thesis bypasses the standard WordPress template system in favor of its own for creating custom templates. Learn the differences between Thesis and WordPress custom templates, how Thesis uses custom templates and the three types of customization available in Thesis.

Troubleshooting Thesis Custom Templates – Part 2 – Column Layout

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The member has a Thesis custom template but needs to have custom CSS to make it look right. The site is set up as a 3 column layout while the custom template is a 2 column layout. We troubleshoot this in Firefox using Firebug and Web Developer. We write the css code to make this

Troubleshooting Thesis Custom Templates – Part 3 – Custom Body Classes

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This member wants to apply custom CSS statements to all of the pages that use a specific custom template. We discuss how to do that using Thesis custom body classes. Thesis has a built in system of adding a specific CSS class to any individual page. We use the Thesis SEO Details and Additional Style

Troubleshooting Thesis Custom Templates – Part 5 – Custom Sidebar Content

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The member wants to have a specific custom template sidebar and also wants to have varying content in each of those instances of the sidebar. We discuss using a plugin for controlling which widgets are displayed on which pages. [S3VIDEO file='public/liveanswers/LA12-20-10a1-custom-templates-part5.mp4' bgimage='https://www.byobwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/LA12-20-10a1-custom-templates-part5.jpg' displaymode='overlay'] Jason: Okay well the only other thing and thank you for all

Troubleshooting Thesis Custom Templates

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We troubleshoot a number of issues in a member’s custom template. We cover column layout, applying custom CSS, applying multiple custom temples to multiple pages, and displaying varying content in the sidebar. These videos are available to the public.

How to create a 3 column custom template

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Custom page templates with various sidebar configurations is something that folks on the forum ask about a lot.  Someone in this forum post asked if it were possible to have their main Thesis based site use a 2 column layout while having a 3 column layout for their home page. This is inverse question to