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Upgrading Thesis

How to Upgrade Thesis 2.2

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We’ve talked about how to upgrade WordPress plugins and next we’re going to go over how to upgrade Thesis 2. I’ve got an example of a Thesis 2 site that needs to be upgraded to 2.2. Just like we talked when upgrading plugins, you always want to make sure you have a current backup of

Upgrade a Thesis 1.8.5 Site to Thesis 2.1 Using the Classic Responsive Skin – Part 12 – Transfer Thesis 2.1 Design to Live Site

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Now that we've gotten this far with upgrading this site from Thesis 1.8.5 to Thesis 2.1, we're really going to have fun because now we are going to transfer it from the development server to the live site. Here we are hooptheamericandream.com that is live. We're going to come over to the Plugins first and

Upgrade a Thesis 1.8.5 Site to Thesis 2.1 Using the Classic Responsive Skin – Part 11 – Setup Custom Templates

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Now we want to set up our Landing Page Template as a Custom Template for this upgrade from Thesis 1.8.5 to Thesis 2.1. We do want to change our Landing Page template as well. The Landing Page template is going to need the whole header footer setup like the others. So, Footer Bottom, Footer Top,

Upgrade a Thesis 1.8.5 Site to Thesis 2.1 Using the Classic Responsive Skin – Part 10 – Setup Home and Archive Templates

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We’ve just finished setting up the Single Template in this upgrade from Thesis 1.8.5 to Thesis 2.1 and now, we're going to go set up the Blog Page. But it actually doesn't look like there's anything for us to do to the Blog Page except for the footer because we already changed the Home Page's

Upgrade a Thesis 1.8.5 Site to Thesis 2.1 Using the Classic Responsive Skin – Part 9 – Setup Single Template

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At this point in our upgrade from a Thesis 1.8.5 to Thesis 2.1 site, we’ve completed the setup of the Front Page Template and the Page Template. So, the next thing we want to do is set up our Single template. Let’s come back over here to the Thesis Skin Editor and go to our

Upgrade a Thesis 1.8.5 Site to Thesis 2.1 Using the Classic Responsive Skin – Part 8 – Setup Page Template

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Now that we’ve got our Front Page template for this upgrade to Thesis 2.1 done, we want to move on to setting up our page template. Let’s come back over to the Skin Editor and go to our Page template. Open up Header, shift+drag Nav Menu into the Header. Then find our Header Widget Area,

Upgrade a Thesis 1.8.5 Site to Thesis 2.1 Using the Classic Responsive Skin – Part 7 – Setup Front Page Template – Widgetized Footer

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We’ve gotten some of the pieces of the Front Page Template setup in Thesis 2.1 so let's take a look at this in the Responsinator just to see how it's coming out along. Because after all this is supposed to be responsive and so it's so far it looks fine. I was a little concerned

Upgrade a Thesis 1.8.5 Site to Thesis 2.1 Using the Classic Responsive Skin – Part 6 – Setup the Front Page Template – Content Area

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The next thing that we're going to do is create this, that is to say we’re going to set up the content area of the Front Page Template in Thesis 2.1. We’ll begin by getting rid of this column here. So we're going to come back over to the Skin Editor and we're going to

Upgrade a Thesis 1.8.5 Site to Thesis 2.1 Using the Classic Responsive Skin – Part 5 – Style the Thesis 2.1 Classic Responsive Menu

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One of the things that we want to do in this upgrade from Thesis 1.8.5 to Thesis 2.1 is change the background color because all the background color is transparent. And we want to go from orange to that brown in our nav menu. From this color to this color. Otherwise, everything else is transparent

Upgrade a Thesis 1.8.5 Site to Thesis 2.1 Using the Classic Responsive Skin – Part 4 – Setup Front Page Template – Header

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Now that we've got the main structure setup for the Thesis 2.1 site done, it's time for us to setup our Front Page. Now, our Front Page in this case is a one-column set up with this feature box. The first thing to do is come over to our Skin Editor and select our Front

Upgrade a Thesis 1.8.5 Site to Thesis 2.1 Using the Classic Responsive Skin – Part 3 – Setup Main Site Structure in Thesis 2.1 Classic Responsive

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Now that we’ve reviewed the current page structure of the Thesis 1.8.5 site we’re upgrading to 2.1 we can move on to setting up the main site structure. This main site is 918 pixels wide. If we come over to the regular page we've got a sidebar and a content area which has a special

Upgrade a Thesis 1.8.5 Site to Thesis 2.1 Using the Classic Responsive Skin – Part 2 – Review the Existing Thesis 1.8.5 Page Structure

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Here we are with Thesis 2.1 is installed and the next thing that we need to do is to take a look at what our page structure is going to be here. You're going to see the benefit of having a live site up and running while working on a development site because here in

Upgrade a Thesis 1.8.5 Site to Thesis 2.1 Using the Classic Responsive Skin

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In this seminar we take an existing Thesis 1.8.5 site and upgrade it to Thesis 2.1 using the Classic Responsive skin. We do this on a clone of the actual site and once styled the way we want it, we transfer the Thesis settings to the actual live site. This seminar assumes that you already have a basic knowledge of how to use Thesis 2.1.