The next thing we need to do is begin styling this front page. We setup a bunch of Thesis Design Options that work for our typical page so we've got our color, our headlines and things like that that work just fine for our typical page but don't work with the front page. We need
In this session we show how to use get_post_meta () with the Custom Fields Plugin using the embed code that the plugin generates. We go through the process of capturing the value of the post meta, putting it in a variable and using that to display something on the page. We also use a conditional
Now we’re going to move on to example number 2. In this example we are going to change the Thesis theme footer. Let’s look at the Thesis footer here. Here’s our site that we’re working on and this down here is the Thesis footer. And if we inspect the element, you get an idea of
Now what we’re going to do is take a look at our example number 1. And example number 1 is the “Hello World” of action hooks. If you don’t know what I mean by “Hello World”, traditionally this is the very first command a programmer learns. Almost every introduction to any programming language has some
The next thing we’re going to talk about is action hooks. Action hooks are fundamental to customizing Thesis. If you’re going to customize the Thesis theme using PHP, you are going to be using an action hook and you’re going to be using it, essentially with each part of customization that you do. People, I
The next thing we’re going to talk about is the Thesis theme custom_functions.php file. This is using Thesis 1.8.4 and this is the NetBeans IDE version 7.0.1 and I’ve opened up my custom functions file in that. Your custom functions file has a couple of different elements. It starts off with this opening php tag.
Well, good morning everybody and welcome to Lesson 9 of the Customize Thesis Like A Pro tutorial course. In this lesson, we are going to have an introduction to customizing the Thesis theme using PHP. In Lessons 1 through 8, we focused entirely on editing Thesis using custom CSS and now we are taking the
This Thesis theme video tutorial lesson provides an introduction to customizing the Thesis theme using PHP, no prior knowledge of PHP is assumed. We begin by reviewing the traditional way of learning PHP and introduce a new method of leaning PHP that is focused on the Thesis theme. We also introduce resources that you can
In this session we show how to add the date at the bottom of a single post in Thesis with PHP code. We use a conditional statement to exclude pages and apply the date only to single posts. Here we created the code to be used and explain how the code works. Rick: So John,
One of our members was having a trouble with Facebook not showing the image after adding the Facebook open graph tags. In this session, we discuss how Facebook works with images and give the code that we use on byobwebsite.com. The code is shown below. Cherry: Good morning Rick. Thank you so much. Rick: You're
We found another issue to troubleshoot with the cufon fonts that was brought up by one of our members when he added his cufon fonts to his site. Video Transcript Rick: Okay, Paul I’ve just unmuted your microphone. Paul: Okay. Rick: So what’s the issue with cufon font? Paul: Oh, I’ll give you instruction as
Now that we have created the cufon function code, we test the font and troubleshoot issues that arise. Now we have to troubleshoot because we have up on our head our script calling, themes/thesis_182/custom_fonts/flux-architect.cufonfonts.js. It actually is calling that one. Let's just make sure it exists. “Uncaught ReferenceError. Cufon is not defined.” think what we
After we download the cufon font and upload it to the website, we write the PHP functions to Thesis. The first function adds the script that will load the cufon font. The next function calls the replacement script that will tell the web browser which selectors are to be replaced by the cufon. And the
Learn how to download and install cufon fonts and how to add them to your website.
In this session, we test and verify that the Facebook open graph tags work properly. We do this by looking at the page source. Before we do that, I want to show you what this looks like. Let’s come over here to BYOB Website and what we’re going to do is we’ll view the page
In this session, we talk about and add the specific tags that Facebook will get when you share the post. These are the Title, Image, URL, Description and Site Name. Now, we get down to the types of properties. The first one is the title, that’s the title of this webpage and so we’re just
Adding these tags allows your post image to show up on Facebook when some likes or shares one of your posts. Learn what the tags are and how to use the code to add them, then how to test and verify that the tags are working properly.
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
This is the 3rd in an 8 part series that shows how to customize the Next Post/Previous Post links in Thesis. In order to replace the next post and previous posts links with images we first have to remove the Thesis Next Post/Previous Post filters. If instead of that, what we want to do is
This is the 2nd in an 8 part series that shows how to customize the Next Post/Previous Post links in Thesis. We start off by looking at the various places this shows up by default in the site and then look at the filters Thesis has for customizing them. And we’re just going to start