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How to Customize a 2 Column Contact 7 Form

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In this session we show how to fix a display problem using a clearing div inside of a collapsing container in a 2 column Contact 7 Form. The problem happens because there is div collapse with the floating columns. Any time you've got floating columns, you need to make sure that those columns are inside

Configure WP eMember Settings for Version 8.9

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In this session we show how to configure WP eMember settings for version 8.9 and explain the advantages and disadvantages related to each setting and how each one works. We also talk about how to deal with automatic payments from members and show an example of a Membership site using Social Triggers and the different

Why I Use WP Affiliate rather than JVZoo

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In this session we compare WP Affiliate to JVZoo and talk about why we prefer to use WP Affiliate. We also talk about how the Paypal system works when managing payments. Member: Okay, I'm speaking of WP Affiliate just triggered but some people you know, whether it's a product or a membership site like you

How to Update WP eMember

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In this session we talk about how to update WP eMember, going to their automated update system and asking them to send an email with the link to their latest products. We show how to delete the old copy of WP eMember and install the new version and keeping the existing data. Member: So my

A Preliminary Evaluation of WP Courseware, Sensei, CoursePress and LearnDash

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In this session we give a preliminary evaluation of WP Courseware, Sensei, CoursePress and LearnDash and discuss the different online reviews for these. We have used these courseware plugins for a variety of courses. Once Rick is done building the Bootcamp Class, he’ll have a set of recommendations and will do a full blown seminar

Troubleshooting Issues in Backup Buddy

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In this session we troubleshoot issues in BackupBuddy and demonstrate how to exclude file and directory defaults. We check the server tools for issues and we suggest updating WordPress, BackupBuddy and all plugins. Rick: Okay so let's go to BackupBuddy. Member: BackupBuddy? Rick: Yeah, that's fine just the Backup or whatever that's fine. Okay so

How to Create a Real Estate Listing with Custom Post Types and Custom Fields in Thesis 2.1

In this session we show how to create a real estate listing with custom post types and custom fields in Thesis 2.1 using the Types plugin and the BYOB Post Meta Fields Extended Box for Thesis 2.1 which gives you a great deal of control over the post meta. We also recommend watching the video

How to Configure the WooCommerce Featured Products Widget

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In this session we demonstrate how to configure the WooCommerce Featured Products widget in the sidebar and show you the trick to making sure the products show as featured from the products list. Rick: Okay, so you want to put a WooCommerce widget in a sidebar... Member: Correct. Rick: So, I’m going to let you

How to Create a Custom Post Type and Display it in Thesis 2.1

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In this session we demonstrate how to create a custom post type and display it in Thesis 2.1 with customization from the advance level options. We talk about how Thesis automatically creates a Testimonials Archive Page which behaves exactly like a post page that shows all the testimonials on the basis of a single post

How to Style the Previous and Next Buttons on the Display Buddy Slider

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In this session we demonstrate how to change the style of the previous and next buttons on the Display Buddy Slider from its default configuration. We show how to turn off the pagination and how to change the positioning and style of the next button using CSS. Member:  And I used Display Buddy Slider for

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

Introduction to the BYOB Thesis Simple Post Meta Fields Box

In this session we introduce the BYOB Thesis Simple Post Meta Fields Box. This box allows you to insert post meta fields in the output of your page or post. Use it to add text, images, links and HTML. We show an example of custom post meta in one of our Thesis 1.85 e-store example

How to Create a Vertical Dropdown Menu in Thesis 2.0

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In this session we show how to create a vertical dropdown menu in Thesis 2 using the jQuery Accordion Menu Widget plugin. We show where the menu is getting it’s styling and then how to change the menu class in the widget so that it has its own styling rather than the styling of the

Can W3 Total Cache be Used with the Thesis Theme?

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In this session we discuss using W3 Total Cache with the Thesis Theme. Caching is a very complex subject and is made more complicated by the fact that people use different kinds of plugins and those plugins have differing tolerance for caching. We use W3 Total Cache on our site but we don’t teach how

How to Disable Shopp Without Losing the Shopp Data

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In this session we discuss how to disable Shopp without losing the Shopp data. Deactivating the plugin doesn’t have any effect on the data but to be sure you have your data backup your site first. We also talk about manually deleting the files with FileZilla with no effect on the database. Member: Volusion is

When to Use PayPal, WP eStore or Shopp

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In this session we discuss when to use PayPal, WP eStore or Shopp for your products. We discuss each system in detail and which is good for single products, digital products, multiple products, sales tax issues, complex shipping and ease of displaying products. Member: Well, in general, I have 2 clients now that made a

How to Manually Install an Upgrade to Shopp

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In this session we discuss how to manually install an upgrade to Shopp when the automatic installation fails. We backup a single Wordpress installation with BackupBuddy and exclude some of the directives that don’t need to be backed up. We also show how to detach the key from the site and manually enter the key

Troubleshooting NextGen Upload Problems

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In this session we troubleshoot NextGen upload problems where there is an HTTP error. We look at several different reasons this may be happening and identify that the problem is related to the flash upload. Flash upload allows you to upload multiple images at the same time. We disable the flash upload and then suggest

Troubleshooting a Problem with Dynamic Widgets

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In this session we troubleshoot a problem with dynamic widgets and look at the Dynamic Widget plugin exception rule for widgets. For those of you using Shopp, we suggest as an alternative the use of our plugin called Shopp Connect for Thesis to make the multimedia box available to products which allows videos to be