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Using Appearance

Simple WordPress Theme Customization

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Now something that WordPress has been working on for two years or so is the theme customizer. They’ve been working on it so slowly that I think it has been confusing. That’s why I have never taught it before. WordPress ships with the ability for theme authors to setup theme options in the theme customizer.

Setting Menu Locations

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Now that we've created a menu in WordPress 4.7 and there are already two other menus let's work on setting menu locations. There's my main menu. Let's come over here to manage locations. I could say my main menu should go there instead of the crash course menu. And my footer menu should go to the

Creating Menus in WordPress

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Menus are obviously a critical aspect of your site and before you can tell what your site will look like you need to have a menu. And so well first thing we're going to do is create the menu. Creating the menu is found under Appearance and Menus. Please note that different themes have different

Create the Menus

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The next thing we need to do before styling the header is to create the menu for this Professional Services website we're creating. We’ve created all these pages but we don’t have any menus. When we look at the site as it stands we don’t have a menu here at all. We can’t go look

Part 14 – Configure the Widgets

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We only have three widgets on the site at the moment. We have this bio widget, the listen to the audio widget and the look at the video widget. Those are going to be fairly straightforward to create. We're going to build all of those using a plug-in called Black Studio TinyMCE widget, which most

Part 13 – Configure the Menu

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The next thing we're going to do is configure the menu. Let’s begin by taking a look at this menu. Most of these menu items are actually links further down the page. For example, if we come over to hypnotherapy treatments and click on it, it brings us down to what problems can hypnosis help.

Which Search Widget Should I Use?

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In this session we discuss various search widgets and make a few recommendations for search widgets that are easy to customize. The default search widget has the least amount of customization while the Thesis search widget lets you do things like create a button and a place for the text. Both of those and most

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 31 – Add a Video Using a Text Widget

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Now that you’ve seen how to use a text widget to enter an opt-in form, let's add a video to a text widget. The best place to start this process off is by making sure we know how wide that space needs to be. In Twenty Thirteen to insert an image in there it is

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 30 – Create an Optin Form Using a Text Widget

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You just learned how to add contact information using a Text Widget in WordPress 3.9 nand now I want to show you how to create an Optin form using a text widget. Let’s say you've got an AWeber account that you use to manage your email lists. I’ll use my demo account here where I’ve

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 29 – Add Contact Information using a Text Widget

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We’ve discussed what widgets are and how to manage them in WordPress 3.9 so the next thing we're going to talk about is how to use them. We’re going to start by adding contact information using a text widget. Let’s come back over here to widgets. We’ll use this text widget and I'm going to

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 26 – Types of WordPress Widgets

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Now that you understand what widgets are and how they work in WordPress 3.9, the next thing to talk about are the types of available WordPress widgets. Widgets really fall into 5 categories. The first category is blog related widgets. These are the widgets that only work if you are using the blog functionality on

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 25 – Understanding WordPress Widgets

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The next thing we're going to talk about are widgets in WordPress 3.9. So what is a widget? A widget is a module that adds content or functionality to a page. For example, let’s look at this site here with this photo gallery. The photo gallery is a widget that was inserted into this page.

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 22 – Installing Premium WordPress Themes

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Chances are that if you’re watching this WordPress 3.9 Crash Course video series, you're going to buy a WordPress theme rather than using a free one. You may have already bought the Thesis theme or the Genesis theme or some other premium theme. And most business people running a serious business are not using a

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 21 – Finding & Installing Free WordPress Themes

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Now we’re going to talk about finding and installing free WordPress Themes. Most of you who are attending or watching this WordPress 3.9 Crash Course are probably using either the Thesis theme or the Genesis theme as your theme so this whole conversation about free themes is not going to be of interest to you

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 20 – Understanding WordPress Themes

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Next in this WordPress 3.9 Crash Course, we're going to talk about WordPress themes. The difference between this site, beside its content, and this site and this site is the theme. The theme takes content and presents it in a specific way. In fact, here we are looking at this site and our content looks

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 19 – Setting Menu Locations

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We’ve created a menu and customized it in WordPress 3.9 and now I want to show you how to add another menu and set another location. Let’s say the menu we already created we want to be in our sidebar instead of the top primary menu location. So let’s check sidebar instead and now it

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 18 – Creating Menus in WordPress

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Next in this WordPress 3.9 Crash Course we're going to create menus. Notice how we've got all these WordPress pages that I created showing up here in the menu area but they don’t look like they are really part of a menu. Well, WordPress has this totally fancy menu system. Because we haven't created a

Lesson 12 – Part 7 – Using Blog Related Widgets

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Now we’re going to talk about widgets that are useful for blogs. You probably remember from our widgets lecture that there were these widgets I described as blog related widgets. And that is archives, calendar, categories, recent comments, recent posts, RSS, tag cloud, Thesis killer recent entries and Thesis subscriptions. Well, we’re going to go

Lesson 11 – Part 7 – Add Text, Images and Links to the Attention Boxes

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The next thing we’re going to do is add content to these attention boxes. And so we’re going to come back over to the widget area and let’s expand widget box 1 and attention box. We’re going to drag a Black Studio TinyMCE widget over to this. And for a title, we’re going to say

Lesson 10 – Part 8 – Add a Video Using a Text Widget

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Get the Video from YouTube The next thing I want to do is show you how to insert a video with a text widget. I’m just going to go to my YouTube channel and actually, it doesn’t have to be my own. But let’s see, BYOB Website, well I’ll just grab this testimonial from her