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Thesis Design Options – When to Use the Java Script Libraries

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In this session we discuss what the Javascript libraries are in the Thesis theme and when to use them. The Javascript libraries can be found under Thesis Design Options. They compress that library to an unreadable file in order to reduce the amount of load. The bottomline is, when you are writing your own Javascript,

Help! I’ve Lost all my Thesis Styles

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In this session we discuss how Thesis styles were lost and fix it using Design Options. We recreate the damaged layout.css by saving the Thesis Design Options. Member: Yes, my website that I built through BYOB and I’m very happy with, phoenixdesertridge.com, it seems like the styling has gone away. The nav bar was… I

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 5 – Build the menu

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In this session we show how to build the menu by adding all the pages to it. We create an extensive menu and move the pages where we want them. We create the top level menu items so that they don’t link to anything and then the sub menu items link off to pages. The

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 3 – Set up Thesis Design Options

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In this session we show how to set up Thesis. We use Thesis Design Options to customize the column layout, column order, HTML framework and add the header image. Now we’re going to begin setting up Thesis based on… let’s take a look at one of his pages. He goes white all the way across.

Lesson 8 – Part 2 – Set up the Site Layout and Appearance Using Thesis Design Options

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Elements that Make up the Appearance of your Site The next thing that we're going to do is to set up the site layout and the appearance of our site using Thesis Design Options. This is the site that we're working on in Lesson 8, sbywh8.byobtutorial.com. Our dashboard has all the pages that we created

One Hour Website Makeover DJ Sean Denard Part 3 – Configuring the Thesis Options

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This is Part 3 of the One hour website makeover for DJ Sean Denard’s site and in this session we create a site from scratch similar to Sean’s and configure it so that it works properly. This is a site that we’re going to create entirely from scratch using my plugins. And I’m going to

How to Configure WordPress and Thesis as a Blog – Part 3 Thesis Settings

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This is part three of five in a series on how to configure WordPress and Thesis as a blog. In this session we go over Thesis Display Options and Comment Options and how to configure the comments the way you want them to look on your posts to pages. Okay so those are the WordPress

A Discussion of Page Width and Column Width

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This member is concerned that her 2 column page layout doesn’t look right. We measure her page and discuss the various settings. So hit me with a question. Well, I think I already sent this to you without the sidebar. This is probably going to be hopefully a short answer for you but excuse me…

Features and Teasers – Thesis Home Page Display Options

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In this basic lesson I discuss the differences between featured posts and teasers in Thesis.  I demonstrate how to set the number of featured posts and teasers to display using a combination of the Home Page Display Options and the WordPress Reading Settings.  I also demonstrate how to display all featured posts or all teasers.

How to Modify the Width of the Submenu Items in the Thesis Navigation Menu

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This member asks how to increase the length of the drop down submenu items in the Thesis Nav Menu. I demonstrate using Nav Menu settings in Thesis Design Options to make this modification. You have a site with the drop down menu where the width is too small, how can I modify the width of

How to Remove Comments from Pages in Thesis

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We demonstrate how to remove the “Leave a Comment” block from pages in Thesis. We use Thesis Design Options to accomplish this task. And before I dive right into this, what I want to do is to demonstrate how to remove comments from pages. I have… you can see here you know, I’ve got this

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 26, Adjust the Teaser Styling Using Design Options

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This is the twenty sixth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we adjust the styling by enlarging the image size, getting rid of the extraneous date, changing the “Read the full article” to “Read more”, increasing the column size to make

Post not Showing Author’s Name

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A member raised concerns when he noticed that his posts don’t display the author’s name. We looked at the Thesis Design Options -> Display Options Settings and the WordPress User Profile Settings. It turned out that he had nothing set for “Display name publicly as”. [S3VIDEO file='public/liveanswers/LA1-23-11b-authors-name-not-showing-post.mp4' bgimage='https://www.byobwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/LA1-23-11b-authors-name-not-showing-post1.jpg' displaymode='overlay'] Doug: My last question is my

The WordPress More Tag

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A member asked me to discuss the various versions of the “more” tag in both WordPress and Thesis.   There is a WordPress default behavior and a default Thesis behavior.  Here are what we discussed in this video: Adding the WordPress default more tag to posts Customizing the WordPress default more tag for an individual post

Lesson 8 – Part 1 – Configure Thesis Site Layout and Display Options

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Welcome to Lesson 8 of the Build Your Own Ecommerce Website tutorial series. The goal of this tutorial series is to show you how to create a fully functional Ecommerce website using WordPress, Thesis and WP e-Store. This is the second of the tutorials on styling your new ecommerce website and in these tutorials we’ll

Lesson 8 – Part 2 – Configure Thesis Fonts and Colors

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Welcome back to Part 2 of Lesson 8 of the Build Your Own Ecommerce Website tutorial series. In the second part of this lesson we’re going to take a look at editing Fonts, Colors and the teasers part of the Thesis Design Options. I’m back at my Dashboard under Design Options and we’re looking at

Lesson 8 – Part 3 – Configure Thesis Comment Options and Others

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Welcome back to Part 3 of Lesson 8 of the Build Your Own Ecommerce Website tutorial series. In the third part of this lesson we are going to take a look at the rest of the Thesis Design Options. Thesis Design Options: Post Images and Thumbnails Come back over here to our Dashboard and go

Lesson 8 – Configuring Thesis Design Options

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Please note that this course has been replaced with the new "Sell Your Digital Products with WP eStore" In this video tutorial we will look at how to configure the Thesis Design Options for your new WordPress ecommerce website. Thesis is a remarkably flexible WordPress theme and has lots of design configuration options. Most themes

Lesson 12 – Customizing the appearance of your website

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This lesson is from our older Start Building Your Website Here series, for updated content please go to the new lessons. The main reason why we use Thesis as the basis for teaching small business owners how to build their own websites is that it is so easy to customize the appearance of the website without using