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Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 7 – Fix the Post/Page Structure

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The next thing we're going to do is install a couple of plugins to help us with this organization. So we're going to come over here to the dashboard go to plugins and add new. When you're maintaining a site with lots of pages and lots of posts, really, it can be very useful for

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 5 – Identifying Static and Dynamic Content in Our Magazine Site

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Now that we are finished with our theoretical discussion, we're going to take that discussion and come back over here and look at this magazine style site because right now, we need to draw a distinction between static and dynamic content on the site. Content is static if it doesn't change, if you can set

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 3 – We’re Building a Content Management System

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Some of you have seen this presentation of mine about using WordPress as a Content Management System already. But I'm routinely surprised by people who have used WordPress for a long time who don't really understand the fundamental aspect of WordPress as a Content Management System. I routinely field questions from people asking, “so I've

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 2 – Identifying the Main Topics

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The very first aspect of creating a magazine style site like this is really being able to identify your main topics. Often a blog doesn't have main topics, it just has to do with whatever the blogger is thinking about. Niche blog sites are about a specific topic but on a magazine style site, it's

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 1 – Overview of the Site

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to this special seminar on how to create a magazine style blog site with Thesis 2. This is anticipated to be a 3-week seminar. In week 1, we're going to talk about how to organize the site and we'll take some steps to reorganize the Baby of Color website that

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 29, Designing a Custom Catalog Page

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This is the twenty ninth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we create a custom catalog page and discuss the types of functions we’d like on this page. In future sessions we will add two searchable catalog menus, we will show

Multilingual Website Case Study Part 2 – Introduction to the Language Switching Functions

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This is the second in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Multilingual Content Management System (CMS). In the first phase of this case study we are creating a simple multilingual website in a single WordPress installation that has pages in 4 languages. In this lesson we discuss how to

Multilingual Website Case Study Part 1 – Introduction to the site organization

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This is the first in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Multilingual Content Management System (CMS). In the first phase of this case study we are creating a simple multilingual website in a single WordPress installation that has pages in 4 languages. In this lesson we discuss two possible

Multilingual Website Case Study Part 3 – Demonstration Site Page Structure

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This is the third in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Multilingual Content Management System (CMS). In the first phase of this case study we are creating a simple multilingual website in a single WordPress installation that has pages in 4 languages. In this lesson we examine the page

Creating a Multilingual Website with Thesis

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This is a 7 part case study on using WordPress and Thesis as a Multilingual Content Management System. Here you’ll learn how to organize and create the necessary functions for a multilingual site to work properly.

Community Library Website – Case Study Part 6 – Incorporating Existing Data Into the Project

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This is the sixth 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 discuss some of the issues around importing existing data. Some is saved as posts, some as taxonomies and some

Community Library Website – Case Study Part 4 – Custom Taxonomy Decisions – Theory

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This is the fourth 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 will be deciding what the custom taxonomies will be and if they are hierarchical or non-hierarchical. We are also

Community Library Website – Case Study Part 5 – Custom Taxonomy Decisions – Practical Application

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This is the fifth 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 will put into practice the theory that we discussed previously.  We will decide which data elements are hierarchical custom

Community News Website

This is a 16 part case study where we create a Thesis based community news website and show how to use Permalinks, Custom Post Types, Category Display Order, Custom Post Meta for Events, Custom Loops, and Events Display.

Community Library Website

This is a 61 part case study on how to set up a community library website, how to organize materials, display them and style the site. Many intermediate techniques are used in this extensive WordPress and Thesis series.