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Lesson 2 – Part 3 – Using WordPress to Organize Product Display

Now that we've chosen our shopping cart plugin, WP eStore, for our online store selling digital and intangible products, we need to talk about how we're going to organize our site for an online store. This is another very substantial topic because once we decide that we're going to display things like department pages and

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 9 – Add Categories to Posts

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Now that we've organized some pages and moved some pages into posts, we're going to come over here to our posts. As you can see we’ve got a whole bunch of more posts, actually 18 posts. So you can see where we've got this opportunity to edit the categories. So Travel, we've got that one

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 6 – Create the Category Structure

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The very first thing that we're going to do then here is create our category structure. In order to do that, I want to show you the categories or the breakdown that Brian and I came up with when we were looking at the site trying to go through this exercise. So looking at the

What is My Philosophy on the Use of Categories and Tags?

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In this session we talk about my philosophy on the use of categories and tags. Categories and tags are designed to organize content and organize access to that content for the users. We discuss why some people use categories to style posts and why this isn’t really necessary. We talk about the different ways of

How to Use Category and Tag Pages in WordPress Part 5 – Display in the Sidebar

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In this session we show how to display categories and tags in the sidebar using the Widgets Reloaded plugin. Using this plugin allows us to display them only on the pages we want them to show up on rather than on every page. Now the final thing I want to demonstrate here is how to

How to Use Category and Tag Pages in WordPress Part 4 – Adding Introductory Content

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In this session we show how to add introductory content to category and tag pages as a way of showing additional information on the archive pages. We discuss how to do this for both Thesis and Genesis. Okay so that brings us to the next thing to do which is how would you change up

How to Use Category and Tag Pages in WordPress Part 3 – Add to a Menu

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In this session we show how to add category and tag pages to a menu using the WordPress Menu system. Okay so next thing we want to do is add this category and tags to our menu. So right now, you saw what I had to do is I had to go to the posts

How to Use Category and Tag Pages in WordPress Part 2 – Configuring the Display

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In this session we show how to configure the display of category and tag pages and talk about the different ways in which they can be displayed. Thesis displays category archive pages by default with the category name and post names. We show how you can change the display style for Thesis using Design Options

How to Use Category and Tag Pages in WordPress

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If you want to learn how to use categories and tags in WordPress posts and how to use the archive pages that display your categories and tags then this seminar is for you. We also show how to make specific display style changes for the archive pages in both Thesis and Genesis.

How to Display a List of Blog Categories in the Sidebar

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In this session we show the different options for how to display a list of blog categories in the sidebar using the Categories Widget. We also show how to use the Widgets Reloaded plugin to set some additional settings that the default categories setting doesn’t allow you to do. Video Transcript Member: So I want

How to Exclude a Category of Posts from the Posts Page Using the BYOB Thesis Exclude Category from Posts Plugin

In this session, we demonstrate how to exclude a category of posts from the Posts Page using the BYOB Thesis Exclude Category From Post Plugin. Video Transcript Ok, I’m going to demonstrate something that I’ve demonstrate poorly today. We’re going to go to Nextgen gallery, nextgen.byobtutorial.com. And what we’re going to do is talk about

How to Configure WordPress and Thesis as a Blog – Part 4 Understanding and Using Categories

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This is part four of five in a series on how to configure WordPress and Thesis as a blog. Here we go over the importance of categories as post specific functionality if you are using the ‘blog’ as a blog. Categories allow posts to be hierarchically organized. We discuss how categories help you achieve a

How to Configure WordPress and Thesis as a Blog – Part 5 Understanding and Using Tags

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This is part five of five in a series on How to configure WordPress and Thesis as a blog. In this session we discuss the use of tags and categories, how to add tags and how they work in general. Okay so then on to tags. Tags are very similar to, let’s see…oh, isn’t that

Community News Case Study Part 10 – Create Category Display Order

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This is the tenth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community news site. This video explains how to add a category display order. Ordinarily categories are displayed by category id or alphabetically. We use the My Category

Lesson 6 – Part 2 – Mechanics of Creating a Large Product Catalog

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In this part of the lesson we’re going to go through the mechanics of creating a large product catalog with these super categories, categories and products. The majority of that work is done inside of WordPress Pages. Create Top Level Pages I’ve taken this page that in previous lessons has been called Products in which

Lesson 6 – Part 1 – Conceptual Organization of a Large Product Catalog

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The goal of this tutorial series is to show you how to create a fully functional E-Commerce website using WordPress, Thesis and WP eStore. In this lesson we’re going to look at how to organize a large product catalog using what we are calling super categories and categories. Come over here to the new site

Lesson 2 – Part 4 Creating the Permalinks and Category Structure

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In this part of the lesson we’re going to set up our semantic URL structure via the permalink and our categories. We’re going to start off here by taking a look at  permalinks in WordPress. If we come back over here to our e-commerce website and look under Settings and Permalink, you can see now