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Should I Upgrade to Thesis 2.1 or Stick with 1.8.5?

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In this session we talk about whether a member should upgrade to Thesis 2.1 or stick with 1.8.5. Thesis 2.1 and Thesis 1.8.5 don’t do things the same and we show some of the differences. We also suggested watching some videos on Thesis Theme 2 Seminars like Thesis 2.1 Launch Party, Thesis 2.1 for DIY

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 17 – Adjust the Home Template

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This is the last part to our How to Upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis to Using the Thesis Classic skin. We've got our landing page template set up, we've got our page template set up, we've got our front page template setup. There are more templates obviously to be set up than this but

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 16 – Create a Custom No Sidebars Template

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Now that we're actually looking at this page, I think we're going to go work on that custom template in our upgrade Thesis 2 site. Let’s come over to our templates for a moment, we're going to come over to our landing page template which is essentially a no sidebars template. This never even got

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 15 – Add Sitewide Custom Code

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Now we’re moving on to adding some site-wide custom code for our newly upgraded Thesis 2 site. We can actually do the same thing here to our breadcrumbs that we did when we working on the Front Page Template in the last part of this series. Let’s copy this and come back over to custom.php

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 14 – Adjust the Front Page Template

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Now that we’ve our page template is done for our upgraded Thesis 2 site, we're going to go back to our front page template because our front page template actually has a different set up. Let’s look at our example here, our front page template actually has this feature box in it with the dynamic

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 13 – Adjust the Page Template

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Now, we're going to come in here and take a look at our templates as part of our Thesis 2 upgrade. Right now we're looking at our front page template but we should've been working on our page template or at least I think we should have worked on our page template so we're just

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 12 – Create the Footer in Thesis 2

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The next thing in this Thesis 2 upgrade we're going to do is to work on the footer. Let’s look at this example of the footer in our Thesis 2 site. You've got 3 narrow footer widgets and 1 wide one. The original intention was that this be as wide as the sidebar then these

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 11 – Add Custom Content Styles

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Now, we’re moving on in this Thesis 2 upgrade to implement some of our custom content styles. Let’s compare our Thesis 1.8 site to what we have set up in Thesis 2 so far. Notice how this section here doesn't look anything like this picture, it doesn't look anything like that. Also, notice how this

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 10 – Adjust the Content Styles

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In the second half of this Thesis 2 upgrade series, we're going to continue making changes to the styling and begin working with the templates. First we’re going to start with the content styles. Let’s come over to our Thesis Skin Editor, we're going to start by taking a look at the formatting of this

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 8 – Style the Nav Menu

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Now we’re on to styling the Nav Menu for this Thesis 2 upgrade. We've got our Nav Menu style here and we're just going to customize it. The way we do that is under Menu. Let’s come over to our menu settings over here. Our font family was Georgia, the font size is 12 pixels,

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 7 – Add Search to the Header

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The next thing to do in this Thesis 2 upgrade is to add in our Add to Search to the header. In the original Search is actually a function that is added using PHP code. We're not going to do it that way here, what we're going to do instead is create a widget area

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 6 – Customize the Header

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Now that we've made some of the big changes to this site we’re upgrading to Thesis 2, we're going to start taking this thing piece by piece and bringing it up to speed with the original design or converting the original design. We're going to start off with the header. Let’s refresh our memory of

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 5 – Make the Big Dimensional Changes

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We're going to start customizing the Thesis 2 version of our site by making the big dimensional changes to this, our columns and the like. We'll come back over to our Skin Editor, look at our canvass and the first thing we want to do is change our column widths. If you look at the

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 4 – Select the Skin Version that is Closest to What You are Doing

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Now we want to install a version of the skin that is closest to the one that we are creating for this Thesis 2 upgrade. As you will learn, the default format for the Thesis Classic Skin is this - it's a page layout with two columns with your content column on the left and

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 3 – Set Up Sitewide Settings

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We've activated the skin so the next thing to do before we get any further in this upgrade to Thesis 2 is really to take care of our site wide settings. If we come over here to the HTML head, there is this Favicon uploader and in fact, it may make sense for us to

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 2 – Set Up an Under Construction/Maintenance Mode Skin

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We’ve arrived at Part 2 of our How to Upgrade to Thesis 2 from Thesis 1x seminar. And once you have the inventory of your existing site, it's time to dive in to Thesis 2. Now, if we go over to Appearance and Themes, you'll see that I have uploaded Thesis version 2.0.2 to my

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 1 – Take an Inventory of the Existing Site

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to this special seminar on how to upgrade the Thesis theme from 1x to Thesis 2 using the Thesis Classic Skin and that's what this next 4-6 hours is going to be about. It wasn't necessary to have an extended conversation about how to upgrade from Thesis 1.8.4 to Thesis

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin

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Learn how to upgrade from a customized version of Thesis 1.8.5 (or below) to Thesis 2 using the Thesis Classic Skin. In this seminar you will learn how to take an inventory of your site, use Thesis 2 built in functions to change the appearance of Thesis Classic and to migrate custom CSS and PHP.

A Brief Summary of How to Convert an Existing 1.85 Site to 2.0

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In this session we give a brief summary of how to convert an existing 1.8.5 site to 2.0. We demonstrate how to install Thesis, install a theme, select an active skin, import skin data and save the template in HTML and CSS to get the framework which we can use to start making adjustments. Rick: