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Using Plugins

Control which Widgets Display on which Pages

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We just added a contact form using Contact Form 7 to one of the widgets on this WordPress 4.7 website and we have a few other widgets as well such as search and site categories. But let's say you don't want all of these widgets to display on every single page of your site. Let's

Add a Contact form Using Contact Form 7

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We just looked at how to add a responsive video widget to a WordPress 4.7 website. But there are plenty of other things that you can do with plugins and widgets. For example, we can add a contact form. Let’s come back over to our plugins and add a new plugin. Let’s install contact form

Add a Responsive Video Using a Widget

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Let's add some responsive video in the sidebar on this site. We've already discovered that this theme doesn't do responsive video very well so we are going to use a plugin called YouTube video widget plugin. Got to Plugins and Add New. Let’s search for YouTube Video Widget and there are lots of competing plugins

Installing WordPress Plugins

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There are lots of plugins on the WordPress Repository. This is generally speaking a very safe place to get your plugins and is generally the very first place I go to if I'm looking for some kind of functionality. We are here under Plugins and the way you add a plugin is to click “add

Customizing the Functionality of your WordPress Site

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In this fourth and final lesson of our WordPress 4.7 Crash Course we focus on customizing the functionality of your site in particular using widgets and plugins. We make sure that beginners get a solid understanding of what WordPress widgets are, Understanding WordPress Widgets, and the types that are available, Types of WordPress Widgets. Then

How to Upgrade WordPress on a Site that has been Neglected

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We’ve covered WordPress Backup Basics and how to upgrade Plugins and themes but we haven’t talked about upgrading a WordPress site that hasn’t been updated regularly. Well, I have just such a WordPress site right here. This site is at WordPress 4.6.3. Let’s go to that site and then to WordPress Admin. Now, in this case,

How to Upgrade WordPress Plugins

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The next thing in this Essential Website Administrative Tasks lesson we're going to talk about is upgrading plugins. Plugins are very simple to upgrade. I’m going to go through the process and upgrade some plugins on byobwebsite. Whenever I upgrade plugins and the website especially with big plugins like WishList Member, I do a backup.

Configure the Photo Gallery plugin

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Photo galleries are very useful for small business websites that have pictures that they can show. If you’ve got a lot of pictures then galleries look very impressive. That’s true even if they are not professional images, even if they are just images you took with your phone. So if you have a whole bunch

Understanding WordPress Widgets

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Good Morning and welcome to lesson 12 in this class on how to build a Professional Website using WordPress and Thesis theme 2.3. In this lesson we are going to work with plugins and widgets. The first question to answer is “what is a widget?”. Well, a widget is a module essentially that adds content

Configure Backup Buddy

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We installed BackupBuddy when we talked about understanding WordPress Plugins. Now it is time to configure BackupBuddy and then back up all the work that we've done so far. We've actually done a lot of work and there's no reason why we have to throw that all away if we have a problem. The way

Understanding WordPress Plugins

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I used to wait to talk about plugins until later in the process of developing a Professional Services Website. But what I have discovered is that virtually none of my beginning students ever back-up their sites and I think it's because up I leave talking about backing the site until the end. In order to

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 28 – Installing WordPress Plugins

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Now that you've got an understanding of WordPress plugins, the next thing we're going to do is install plugins in WordPress 3.9 which is really easy to do. All you do is click Add New. You can also upload one from your computer which I'll show you how to do in a moment. Most people

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 27 – Understanding WordPress Plugins

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The next thing I want to talk about in this WordPress 3.9 Crash Course are WordPress plugins. So what's a plugin? A plugin is a module that adds functionality to your site. Remember the widget was a module that adds content to a page? This is a module that adds functionality to your site but

Lesson 10 – Part 5 – Installing Plugins

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Next we’re going to talk about installing plugins and I’m going to demonstrate two methods of installing plugins. I’m going to show you the quick installation method which is what you’re going to use almost all the time. And I’m going to show you the manual FTP method which is a way that you used

Lesson 10 – Part 4 – Understanding WordPress Plugins

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What are Plugins and What Do they Do? Plugins are very similar to widgets in concept. A plugin is a module that adds functionality to your site. It may or may not display something on a page. We have plugins that add contact forms and plugins that add image galleries or photo galleries and plugins

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 does a Plugin Differ from Custom Code?

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In this session we discuss the difference between a Plugin and Custom Code. Basically, a Plugin is a block of code that can be installed using a plugin system while Custom Code is code added directly to the theme. Member: So you said this, this right here, you call this a plugin. Is that correct?

Lesson 10 – Part 4 – Installing Plugins

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The next thing we're going to talk about is installing plugins on a Genesis theme website. There are two methods of installing plugins. The first method is the Quick Installation Method and this is actually the method you're going to use the most often. It's simple, it's quick, it's easy and you'll get accustomed to

Lesson 10 – Part 3 – Understanding WordPress Plugins

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A plugin is a module that adds functionality to your site and it may or may not display something on a page. We're going to go through this process of adding various plugins to our Genesis theme site. Some of them are going to have widgets that can show up on a page and some