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Add Blog Functionality to the Site

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Now that we have reviewed the ways that pages and posts are organized in WordPress, it’s time to add the blog functionality to this Professional Services website. The first aspect of that is just understanding our site architecture. Remember that we've got these four main pages. One main page has three sub pages. Another main

Organizing Content in WordPress

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Now that you understand WordPress as a content management system and the kinds of pages and organization it generates, it’s time to do our own organization. We are going to talk about how we are going to organize our content for a Professional Services website in WordPress and Thesis. WordPress has inherent organization. As we

WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS)

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Welcome to Lesson 9, Add Blog Functionality to the Site, in our course how to build a Professional Website in WordPress and Thesis 2.2. Today we are going to add the blog functionality to our website. It's not going to strictly speaking be a blog but I am going to show you how a small

Adding Content to your Site in the Form of Text, Images, Video, Audio & Other Media

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In this second lesson of our WordPress 4.7 Crash Course we delve into the topic of adding content to your website. There are a few new things of note in 4.7 that we discuss but for the most part this lesson will be most useful to beginning users of WordPress. However, if you aren't a

Using the WordPress Blog Functionality

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Now that you have seen how to configure WordPress to be like a traditional website let’s talk about using the WordPress blog functionality. Again, remember that WordPress was originally developed as a blogging application and your home page displayed a list of your latest blog posts with the latest blog post on the top. In

The Comment Form is not Showing Up on my WordPress Blog Page

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In this session we discuss why the comment form is not showing up on a WordPress Blog page and show how to use the “More” tag to split the posts up so that they go to the actual post page where comments can be made. Member: On my Blog page with just a custom WordPress

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 32 – Using the WordPress Blog Functionality

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We're going to wrap today up by talking about using the blog functionality in WordPress 3.9. As I mentioned before, the history of WordPress is as a blogging platform and WordPress today is still fundamentally a blog application. WordPress has made a very good transition from only a blogging platform to a platform that supports

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 4 – Organizing Content in WordPress

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If you have a page that you want to display all of your posts of a given category, that page is called a Category Archive page and we're going to be spending essentially all of our time looking at styling and organizing Category Archive pages but that's what that Category page is, it's called a

Lesson 12 – Part 6 – Add Blog Functionality to the Site

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In order for us to add blog functionality to the site, I want to first look at the architecture that we set up for this site at the very beginning. This is the site architecture before adding the blog functionality. We have our home page and under our home page was our services, our testimonials,

Lesson 12 – Part 2 – Organizing Content in WordPress

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WordPress has some inherent organization. There’s organization that is automatically built in to WordPress that is going to be there no matter what you do. And you see that in the first place with pages. Pages are automatically hierarchical and no typical WordPress taxonomies apply. That means pages are not organized by date. Pages aren’t

Lesson 12 – Add Blog Functionality to the Thesis 2 Site

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In lesson 12 of our Build a Responsive Professional Website using Thesis Theme 2, we show how to add a blog and blog functionality to your site. Before we begin though we discuss using WordPress as a content management system (CMS). Here we talk about terminology, the content types that can be created using WordPress,

Lesson 7 – Part 3 – Using WordPress Tools to Organize the Site

WordPress gives you a couple of sets of tools to help you organize your site. You don’t just have to organize this on your own. There are some mechanisms inside of WordPress that you can employ to get this organization set up. And really, principally, there are two sets of tools. It’s important that you

Lesson 12 – Add Blog Functionality to the Site

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Lesson 12 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Genesis theme and WordPress is all about setting up a blog for your small business/professional website. We begin by talking about WordPress and Genesis as a content management system and what that means. We discuss WordPress content types such as pages and posts as

Lesson 12 – Part 4 – Add Blog Functionality to the Site

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Site Structure Before Adding Blog FunctionalityThe next thing we're going to do then is to add blog functionality to this business/professional services Thesis Theme site. In order for us to do that, we need to come back and review our site architecture that we talked about in Lesson 7 of the series. So far right

Lesson 12 – Part 5 – Set the Display Style for Posts and Archive Pages

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The next we're going to do is set the display style for Posts and Archive Pages. In terms of the typical display style at the moment, here is what our posts page looks like. This is what a single post looks like and an archive page. We're going to copy this, that'll be the easier

Lesson 12 – Part 6 – Using Blog Related Widgets

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Now we need to talk about using blog related widgets because last time we talked about all the non-blog related widgets. There actually are a number of widgets that we want to use if we are using this blog functionality. Killer Recent Entries The two widgets that we're going to take a look at tonight

How to Exclude Posts from the Blog Page using Categories and Tags

In this session, we begin with a short demonstration on how to use existing WordPress functionality to add categories to the WordPress Menu and to the sidebar using a widget. Then we discuss the ability to exclude posts by category in which case you can use our BYOB Thesis Exclude Categories From Posts plugin. You

Can You Use Posts for Both a Blog and Announcements Without Showing them All on the Blog?

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In this session, we discuss how you can use posts for both your blog and announcements but without showing them all on the blog. You can do that by using one of our plugins, BYOB Thesis Exclude Category From Posts. Video Transcript Member: I was also looking at a video on the Business Application for

What’s Wrong with Using In-line Styles?

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In this session, we discuss why it is bad practice to use inline styles. If you frequently use inline styles, you may find yourself at a place where you want them all changed to another style. This can be difficult because you need to go through all the elements where ever you have placed them

Lesson 12 – Add Blog Functionality to the Site

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In Lesson 12 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Thesis theme and WordPress we show how to add a blog to your small business website. We begin by talking about using WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS). We discuss what a CMS is and go through WordPress terminology for available content