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Thesis Design Options – When to Use the Java Script Libraries

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In this session we discuss what the Javascript libraries are in the Thesis theme and when to use them. The Javascript libraries can be found under Thesis Design Options. They compress that library to an unreadable file in order to reduce the amount of load. The bottomline is, when you are writing your own Javascript,

Help! I’ve Lost all my Thesis Styles

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In this session we discuss how Thesis styles were lost and fix it using Design Options. We recreate the damaged layout.css by saving the Thesis Design Options. Member: Yes, my website that I built through BYOB and I’m very happy with, phoenixdesertridge.com, it seems like the styling has gone away. The nav bar was… I

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 5 – Build the menu

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In this session we show how to build the menu by adding all the pages to it. We create an extensive menu and move the pages where we want them. We create the top level menu items so that they don’t link to anything and then the sub menu items link off to pages. The

Using Thesis Design Mode

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In this session we show how to use Thesis Design Mode to reduce the HTTP requests. This is a new feature in 1.84 and can be found in Thesis Site options under Stylesheet Options. By unchecking “use design mode”, Thesis combines the Style CSS, Layout CSS and Custom CSS into a single stylesheet. We also

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 3 – Set up Thesis Design Options

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In this session we show how to set up Thesis. We use Thesis Design Options to customize the column layout, column order, HTML framework and add the header image. Now we’re going to begin setting up Thesis based on… let’s take a look at one of his pages. He goes white all the way across.

Lesson 8 – Part 2 – Set up the Site Layout and Appearance Using Thesis Design Options

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Elements that Make up the Appearance of your Site The next thing that we're going to do is to set up the site layout and the appearance of our site using Thesis Design Options. This is the site that we're working on in Lesson 8, sbywh8.byobtutorial.com. Our dashboard has all the pages that we created

How to Add Facebook and Twitter Buttons to Custom Header in Thesis

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In this session one of our members asks about adding social media tools such as a Facebook Like Button and a Twitter Button to his website's header. He wants to make sure that they are noticeable but not distracting. We show how to add Facebook Code and Twitter Link in the Header. Then we add

One Hour Website Makeover DJ Sean Denard Part 3 – Configuring the Thesis Options

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This is Part 3 of the One hour website makeover for DJ Sean Denard’s site and in this session we create a site from scratch similar to Sean’s and configure it so that it works properly. This is a site that we’re going to create entirely from scratch using my plugins. And I’m going to

BYOB Thesis Header Widgets

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Our Thesis Header Widgets plugin allows you to widgetize the Thesis header. With this plugin you can remove or retain the Thesis default header behavior and can add up to two widget areas where you can display almost anything. Create either one or two widget areas in the header Add any number of widgets to

How to Configure WordPress and Thesis as a Blog – Part 3 Thesis Settings

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This is part three of five in a series on how to configure WordPress and Thesis as a blog. In this session we go over Thesis Display Options and Comment Options and how to configure the comments the way you want them to look on your posts to pages. Okay so those are the WordPress

A Discussion of Page Width and Column Width

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This member is concerned that her 2 column page layout doesn’t look right. We measure her page and discuss the various settings. So hit me with a question. Well, I think I already sent this to you without the sidebar. This is probably going to be hopefully a short answer for you but excuse me…

Features and Teasers – Thesis Home Page Display Options

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In this basic lesson I discuss the differences between featured posts and teasers in Thesis.  I demonstrate how to set the number of featured posts and teasers to display using a combination of the Home Page Display Options and the WordPress Reading Settings.  I also demonstrate how to display all featured posts or all teasers.

How to Modify the Width of the Submenu Items in the Thesis Navigation Menu

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This member asks how to increase the length of the drop down submenu items in the Thesis Nav Menu. I demonstrate using Nav Menu settings in Thesis Design Options to make this modification. You have a site with the drop down menu where the width is too small, how can I modify the width of

How to Add and Use Google Fonts not Already Installed With Thesis

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This member asks how to use the Google fonts from the Google Font Library in his Thesis based WordPress Website. We look at the fonts available and I demonstrate how to get the code that installs the font and where to place it. Then we change the font for the site title and then look

How to Add a Category to the Thesis Nav Menu

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This member asks how to add a specific category to her menu. She is using the Thesis Nav Menu. I demonstrate how to add a category to the menu using Site Options. Oh, Cathy is here…oh so there you go, Cathy. So Cathy says that she’s created a category in her site called Dr. O’s

Using Thesis Site Options – Part 3, Thesis Robots Meta Tags – nofollow

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In this beginner series we are exploring all the aspects of the WordPress and Thesis interface. We begin with what the Thesis Site Options are and what they do for your site. In this video we continue to explore the options under Document Head and here we focus on the Robots Meta Tags. They are

Using Thesis Site Options

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In this beginner series we look at what the Thesis Site Options are and what they do for your site. We examine Title Tag Settings, Robots Meta Tags, Canonical URLs, Syndication/Feed URL, Additional Scripts, Stats Software/Scripts, Style Sheets, Publishing Tools and Changing the Save button text.

Using Thesis Site Options – Part 7 – Thesis Syndication/Feed URL

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In this beginner series we are exploring all the aspects of the WordPress and Thesis interface. We begin with what the Thesis Site Options are and what they do for your site.  In this video we continue to explore the options under Document Head and here we focus on the Syndication/Feed URL.  The default feed