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Lesson 10 – Part 7 – Create a Call to Action Using a Text Widget

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Benefits of Using the Black Studio TinyMCE Widget The next thing we’re going to look at is using that Black Studio TinyMCE widget to create a somewhat more complex widget. The Black Studio TinyMCE widget is actually a text widget but it’s a text widget that gives you the full range of editing options that

Lesson 10 – Part 6 – Add Contact Information Using a Text Widget

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The next thing we’re going to do is show off the ability of the text widget to a be a real workhorse for adding content to your page. And we’re going to start that off by adding essentially contact information using a text widget. Edit Existing Text Widget We’ll come over here to Appearance and

Lesson 10 – Part 3 – Types of WordPress Widgets

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From my perspective, there are 3 types of widgets that come default with WordPress and with Thesis 2. Blog Related Widgets The first kind of widgets are blog related widgets. These are widgets that you might use if you have a blog. If you don’t have a blog, you’re not going to use them. Examples

Lesson 10 – Part 2 – Understanding WordPress Widgets

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Now we’re going to talk about widgets. You’ve already seen some of these in action because it’s really hard to start in a linear fashion and move step by step through setting up a site without jumping around a little bit. But now we’re going to have a more formal description of what’s going on

Lesson 10 – Using Plugins, Widgets, Boxes & Packages

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In lesson 10 of our Build a Responsive Professional Website using Thesis Theme 2, you learn all about plugins, widgets, boxes and packages, both what they are and how they work. But before we dive into that we go through using Post Images in Thesis 2 and our Agility Skin. There are many ways to

How to Add an Affiliate Link to the WordPress Menu

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In this session we show how to add an affiliate link to the WordPress menu using the custom links. We create a new menu and add all the pages desired along with a custom link for the affiliate. Member: This is… if you remember I have 30 different websites out there that are sales reps

When to Use a Widget Instead of a Menu

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In this session we discuss when to use a widget instead of a menu. Menus in WordPress are designed to display horizontally but can be made to display vertically by adding some CSS. In this case, someone wants to create a vertical menu list but doesn’t want to use CSS. We talk about the different

Lesson 10 – Part 6 – Create a Call to Action using a Text Widget

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The next thing we're going to do is create a call to action in text widget for our business/professional Genesis theme webiste. The call to action that we're going to create is this one here so it'll have a heading, a contact link, another link and it'll have some text. I'm just going to start

Lesson 10 – Part 5 – Add Contact Information using a Text Widget

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The next thing we're going to do is use a text widget to add contact information to this business/professional Genesis theme website. If we come over and look at one of these pages here. This is the contact information I was referring to. We've got our contact information that we’ll add to the footer and

Lesson 10 – Part 2 – Types of WordPress Widgets

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I divide widgets into 3 different kinds. To start, there are widgets that are related to a blog. The blog related widgets are Archives, Calendar, Categories, the Genesis theme - eNews and Updates, Featured Posts, Recent Comments, Recent Posts, RSS and the Tag Cloud. These are all widgets that only make sense to use if

Lesson 10 – Part 1 – Understanding WordPress Widgets

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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Lesson 10 of our How to Build a Professional Website Using the Genesis theme and WordPress course. Tonight, we are going to talk about understanding and using plugins and widgets. A widget is a module that adds content or functionality to a page, it can only be placed

Lesson 7 – Part 6 – Create the Menu

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The next thing we're going to do is create our menu for this Professional Services/Business website using the Genesis theme. We're going to start off by creating the menu under Appearance and Menus. Assign Menu to the Primary Navigation I'm going to call the first one the Main Menu but really, you can call it

Lesson 5 – Part 1 – An Introduction to Free WordPress Themes

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Hi and welcome to Lesson 5 of the How to Build a Website Tutorial Series. My name is Melissa and I’ll be your instructor for part of the series. The goal of this tutorial series is to show how you, with basic Word processing and desktop publishing skills, can develop, manage and maintain your own

Lesson 5 – Installing & Using WordPress Themes

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In this video tutorial lesson you will learn how to install and use WordPress themes. Themes are used to customize the overall look, feel and functionality of WordPress business websites.  There are over a thousand free schemes to choose from at Wordress.org.  Fortunately you can easily preview these to see how they'll look on your site. First

Lesson 10 – Understanding and Using Plugins & Widgets

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In Lesson 10 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Genesis theme and WordPress we explain how plugins and widgets work and how to use them. We begin by talking about what a widget is, using the widgets panel and types of WordPress widgets. Then we move on to talking about plugins, what