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Box Inheritance & Persistence

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The next thing I want to talk about is Box inheritance and Box persistence. There was a question asked about this in a former session and it’s an important thing to understand. Let’s look at the nav menu for an example. Everywhere you place this nav menu, the class of menu and this output control

What is the Relationship Between Skins, Templates and Web Pages?

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We are going to talk about the relationship between skins, templates and web pages. Some of you may be coming from the traditional HTML web building environment. In that case, a website consists of a whole bunch of documents. Each web page is a single document or documents with other documents imported in. You actually

The Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor Interface

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There’s a very strong connection between this class the Thesis 2.3 class for DIYers and the class for Web Design professionals. There’s a lot of overlap in these three seminars. So I’m not going to re-demonstrate everything that I’ve done so far. We are going to start by taking a thorough look at the Skin

4 Main Concepts You Need to Understand to Effectively Use the Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor

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There are four main concepts that you need to understand in order to use the Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor effectively. The first is “What is a Skin”. We’ll talk about this more but generally a skin is a collection of templates and a set of styles. And templates and styles are themselves Skin dependent. That

A Beginner’s Guide to the Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor

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In the Beginner’s Guide to the Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor seminar you are going to learn all of the basics of the Skin Editor. You’re going to learn all about templates and how to edit them. You’re going to learn the basics of the core Boxes and about the link between CSS and your templates. This seminar is intended for beginners, DIYers who need a refresher and there are even some examples of of what can be done in the Skin Editor that will be useful to advanced users. These videos are available to free members.

Thesis 2.3 for Web Design Professionals

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Thesis 2.3 is the perfect WordPress Theme for Web Designers because it is infinitely customizable and it gives you very powerful developer tools that make creating websites over and over again easy. You can standardize your skins, design palate and set up defaults that you can implement repeatedly. Here you will learn about the File Structure, the Code Editor, creating and using variables and how to use template specific CSS with Thesis body classes. You will also learn how to restructure the layout of a skin, learn skin data management and work on responsive behavior in this seminar. These videos are available to free members.

The Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor Interface

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The site you see here is the one we were working on last week in the Introduction to Thesis 2.3 seminar. We are going to start now by looking at the Skin Editor interface. We looked at a lot of the other parts of the interface last week. This is the Skin Editor here. You’ve

4 Main Concepts You Need to Understand to Effectively Use the Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor

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There are four main concepts that you need to understand in order to be able to use the Skin Editor effectively. The first concept is, “What is a Skin?”. A Skin is a collection of templates and a set of styles. Templates are essentially the structure of the page and styles are the things that

Thesis 2.3 for DIY Website Builders

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This seminar is for the person who is building their own site and who is interested in learning some code like HTML and CSS and code concepts. We begin by introducing the 4 main concepts you need to understand to effectively use the Skin Editor and then take you on a tour of the interface so you know how to get around. You'll learn about the types of templates and learn how boxes work. After that each video teaches you how to do specific tasks in the editor. These videos are available to free members.

Thesis 2.3 is Screaming Fast

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Welcome to this seminar introducing Thesis 2.3. Today we have with us Chris Pearson the creator of the Thesis theme for WordPress. He’ll be talking with us as I go through the seminar. The first thing I want to talk about are my six reasons why Thesis 2.3 will knock your socks off. I interact

Introduction to Thesis 2.3

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We begin by talking about 6 features that make Thesis 2.3 special and way ahead of other themes in terms of SEO and design ability. Then we take you on a tour of the interface so that you understand what you are looking at and where to find the options you will use regularly. In each of the following videos you get a chance to see how to set basic things like the fonts, colors, dimensions, header and logo for your sites. You also get an introduction to using the text box for adding images, text and video and to using widgets to add content as well. If you are new to Thesis then this video series is a perfect place to start. These videos are available to free members.

Understanding Thesis 2.2 and Skins – Lesson 6 – Part 3

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In order to really understand Thesis you have to understand how Thesis 2 and skins work together. If you've watched any of my basic WordPress videos you know that WordPress uses themes to display the pages of the site and in fact, WordPress requires a theme. If there wasn't a theme active WordPress wouldn't be

Why Use Thesis 2.2 for a Small Business Website – Lesson 6 – Part 2

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This video tutorial lesson is being taught in Thesis 2.2 beta because it's going to be soon out of beta and available to everybody. Most folks who are members of BYOBWebsite are members because they are trying to build a small business website as opposed to say, a blog or a personal site. So I

Lesson 6 – Install Thesis 2.2 and Choose a Skin

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This video tutorial lesson describes the type of small business website we will be creating throughout the rest of this course.  We explain the benefits of choosing Thesis 2.2 to create our small business website. Skins are an important aspect of Thesis 2.2 so we discuss what skins are and how they work in Thesis.  We'll also discuss the

Build a Professional Website Using WordPress and Thesis 2.3

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https://vimeo.com/204940486 What are you going to learn in this course? Well, you're going to learn how to create a website that is suitable for service professionals using WordPress 4.7 and Thesis 2.3 theme. We’ll also be using the Agility 3.2 skin and a lots of other tools. You are going to learn all the basics

What’s the Fastest Way to Come Up to Speed with Thesis 2.1 when Building a New Site

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In this session we discuss the fastest way to come up to speed with Thesis 2.1 when building a new site. And how to come up with a content plan, outline the pages and start building the content before deciding what the site will look like. We discuss the importance of content which is the