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How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 17 – Place Images in the Sidebar of Specific Pages

In this session we show how to place images in the sidebar of specific pages using the Black Studio TinyMCE plugin. We also use the Display Widgets plugin which lets us select the page we want the image to show on. Rick: Update that and then I guess the other thing we should do is

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 16 – Recreate the HTML Forms

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In this session we show how to recreate the HTML forms using Contact Form 7. We set up the text fields, use the generate tag to configure the drop down box to specify the choices for the drop down. We discuss the difference between email and text fields within the HTML code and show where

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 10 – Style the Footer

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In this session we show how to style the footer using the Footer Widgets plugin. We rearrange content in the footer, give padding, change font size and get rid of the Thesis attribution. We also assign and customize the footer row text style. Okay so we’re going to want to rearrange. We’ll want to put

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 9 – Create the Footer Widgets

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In this session we show how to create the footer widgets in the new Thesis site. We install and activate the Black Studio TinyMCE Widget plugin and use this to upload an image and assign text for the text widget. We need to get these images and this, we need this Coldwell Banker. Is this

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 8 – Create the Footer

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In this session we show how to create the footer from the original site in the new Thesis site by using the BYOB Thesis Footer Widgets Plugin. We create one row footer widgets with three widget columns and customize the width and text alignment of each of these columns. What we’re going to do next

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 6 – Style the Menu

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In this session we show how to use our Thesis Navigation Menu Plugin to add special styling to the menu. We customize the overall height and width, and overall background using a background image. We use the typical menu item styles to add padding and margin and the typical background styles. We also show how

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 3 – Create a Custom Post Type Content

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In this session, we finish discussing the development of our Custom Post Type and show how to create custom post type content using the Custom Post Type UI Plugin. Rick: Good evening, Reese Reese: Good evening sir. How are you? Rick: I’m doing great. How are you? Reese: Doing well. Rick: Okay, well you confused

Community News Case Study – Part 11 – Add Event Information as Custom Post Meta to Events

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This is the 11th in a series on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community news site. In this lesson we will create custom post meta for the weekend events posts using the Verve Meta Boxes plugin. The Verve Meta Box Plugin is

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 50 – Find and Replace Semi-colons in the Database

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This is the 50th in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS) for a Community Library Website. In this lesson we directly modify the data in our database using phpMyAdmin and MySQL statements.  We search for the semi-colons in the author names and replace them with

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 41, Add Taxonomy Drill Down Browsing

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This is forty first in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we continue working on the sidebar in our new catalog page. We add the drill down search with the Taxonomy Drill Down Plugin. This allows us to add a Browse by

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 40, Add Links to the Sidebar

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This is fortieth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we continue working on the sidebar in our new catalog page. We add some links to the sidebar using the Bookmarks Widget. We begin by creating a link category and then create

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 38, Add and Style a List of Tags

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This is the thirty eighth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we begin working on the sidebar in our new catalog page.  We are going to add a search function, some links, a tag cloud and a drill down search function

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 22, Create the Permalink Structure

This is the twenty second in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we change the permalink structure from the tradition style to a custom structure which allows for semantic URLs (they can be easily read and understood). We make this change because

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 16b – Final Data Import

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This is the sixteenth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). We are using the CSV Importer plugin to import an existing database from a CSV file. A member has followed the directions but is getting an error on data import. We look at her

Multilingual Website Case Study Part 4 – Create Custom Post Meta

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This is the fourth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Multilingual Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we create the custom post meta we need using the Verve Meta Boxes plugin. We’ll be using this custom post meta to enable language switching. The Verve Meta Box Plugin

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 13 – Import Existing Data Using the CSV Importer Plugin

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This is the thirteenth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). We are using the CSV Importer plugin to import an existing database from a CSV file. In this step we actually import the data, find an error and restore the database to the pre-import

Community Library Website Case Study- Part 11 – Importing Existing Data to the Website

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This is the eleventh in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). We are using the CSV Importer plugin to import an existing database from a CSV file. The first step in doing this is to arrange the data in a way that the plugin can

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 12 – Prepare Existing Data for import by the CSV Importer plugin

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This is the twelfth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). We are using the CSV Importer plugin to import an existing database from a CSV file. The second step in doing this is to modify or sanitize the data so the plugin will treat

Community Library Website Case Study- Part 10 – Creating Custom Post Meta – Continued

This is the tenth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community library website. In this lesson we continue to create our custom post meta. We add a select box for adding the post meta. The Verve

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 10a – Restore the Database Using BackupBuddy

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This is the tenth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). One of the large tasks is importing existing data into the WordPress database. A crucial part of testing that import is restoring the database when the import doesn’t work properly. In this video tutorial