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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

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

How to Create Multiple Menus with Multiple Drop Down Levels – Part 4 – Create a New Menu

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This is the fourth video in a tutorial series on how to create multiple WordPress menus with multiple drop down levels. In this session, we show how to create a new menu. In WordPress 3.0 you can add a menu by going to the Appearance > Menus and click the Plus Sign Button (+) on

How to Create Multiple Menus with Multiple Drop Down Levels – Part 3 – Style the Menus

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This is the third video in a tutorial series on how to create multiple WordPress menus with multiple drop down levels. In this session, we show how to create different menu styles. Using the BYOB Thesis WP Menus, you can add up to eight different menu styles and apply them to as many different menus

How to Create Multiple Menus with Multiple Drop Down Levels – Part 2 – Create the Drop Down Menu

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This is the second video in a tutorial series on how to create multiple WordPress menus with multiple drop down levels. In this session, we show how to create menus with multiple drop downs where some of the top level menu items are not clickable but the items below them are clickable. Video Transcript Rick:

How to Add Self Hosted Videos to Your Site – Part 8 Add a Video to the Sidebar

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This is Part 8 of the series on How to Add Self Hosted Videos to Your Site and in this session we discuss how to add a video to the sidebar. We show how to generate a shortcode for the video using your WordPress post editor and then grab and insert the code into a