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Using Thesis 2

How to Upgrade Carta When There is No Upgrade Notice

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In this live answer session we walk you through the steps of upgrading Carta Skin when there is no upgrade notice. This exact same manual upgrade process can be used to upgrade any Thesis Skin when you don't have an upgrade notification. Rick: So you wanted to talk about how to upgrade the Carta Skin when

How to Control the Length of the Excerpt in Thesis

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In this session we talk about how to control the length of an excerpt in Thesis 2 using the BYOB Custom Excerpt Box for Thesis 2.1. This controls the excerpts by the number of words, the number of characters, the first paragraph or a More Tag and also allow you to choose to include HTML

Help – My Read More Link is Not Showing

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In this session we look at why the Read More link is not showing on a Thesis 2 site. The query box excerpt won’t give you a custom read more if you are using the custom crafted excerpt. We show how to fix this by using the Agility Custom Read More Link. WordPress and Thesis’

Your Nonce Check is Incorrect. Check the Nonce Name and Action and Try Again

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The "Nonce check is incorrect" error message is frequently associated with the max_input_vars error.  In this answer I demonstrate how to identify and resolve the error. Member: I have some problem with the slides. It uses Agility Nude. Rick: Uhuh. Member: Yesterday I wanted to add 3 more query boxes to the front page. Query

WPThesisSkins.com are the Worst Programmed Skins in the World

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In this session we discuss how the skins from WPThesisSkins.com are among the worst programmed skins on the market.  They have been designed and coded by a fundamentally incompetent programmer. This may sound harsh but this guy's skins are full of insecure code, improperly added scripts and basic php errors.  His most recent skin - Business

What’s the Fastest Way to Come Up to Speed with Thesis 2.1 when Building a New Site

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In this session we discuss the fastest way to come up to speed with Thesis 2.1 when building a new site. And how to come up with a content plan, outline the pages and start building the content before deciding what the site will look like. We discuss the importance of content which is the

How to Easily Use the Design from One Thesis Website on Others

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In this session we discuss how to easily use the design from one Thesis website on others using two options. You can use the Skin Manager to create a backup which you then export to your computer and then import it to another site. All the settings are brought automatically to that site. If you

How to Align the Menu and Header Image in Agility

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In this session we demonstrate how to align the menu and header image in Agility under Layout, Fonts, Sizes and Colors using the column and header system. Member: So in my yeah, you see it's like a header image and the menu and the content and they don't seem to be aligned. Rick: Okay, well

How to Control the Length of the Excerpt in Thesis 2.1

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In this session we discuss how to control the length of the Excerpt in Thesis 2.1 using the BYOB Custom Excerpt Box for Thesis 2.1. You can use it in place of the regular except in your templates and you can use it inside other boxes like the query box. The BYOB Custom Excerpt Box

How to Right Align a Menu in Thesis 2.1

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In this session we demonstrate how to right align a menu in Thesis 2.1 where we set an explicit width to top nav and when the browser window gets below that width we reset that to 100% wide. Member: Can you please narrow the width of the screen of your browser. Further, further. The menu

How to Set the Number of Posts that are Displayed on the Blog in Thesis 2.1

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In this session we demonstrate how to set the number of posts that are displayed on the blog in Thesis 2.1 from the template settings. We go to the Skin Editor then the Home Template and under WP Loop we set the number of posts to show. Member: As you can see the three excerpts

Should I Upgrade to Thesis 2.1 or Stick with 1.8.5?

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In this session we talk about whether a member should upgrade to Thesis 2.1 or stick with 1.8.5. Thesis 2.1 and Thesis 1.8.5 don’t do things the same and we show some of the differences. We also suggested watching some videos on Thesis Theme 2 Seminars like Thesis 2.1 Launch Party, Thesis 2.1 for DIY

How to Use the BYOB Custom Post Nav Box

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In this session we show how to use the BYOB Custom Post Nav box by first demonstrating how to add the box and then we show how to customize the custom text. Rick: Now the box will work in any skin. Let’s go over here, let’s activate Social Triggers for this. We’ll come over to

How to Choose the Right Thesis 2.1 Skin

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In this session we discuss how to choose the right Thesis 2.1 skin. While there isn't any skin that's better than another because they’ve all got Thesis and WordPress inherent traits each skin will display pages differently. We talk about a variety of skins and their capabilities including our Agility skin and Carta skin which

Configuring the Next Post/Previous Post Links in Agility and Carta

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In this session we demonstrate how to configure the next post/previous post links in the Agility Skin and the Carta Skin using the Agility Custom Post Nav box that is built into the latest version of Agility. We also show how to setup the settings by changing the intro text and custom text. Rick: One

How to Create a Responsive 2-Column Call to Action Box

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In this session we talk about how to create a responsive 2 column call to action box using the Carta Column System and the Agility Column System. The process to accomplish this involves creating a column wrapper and left and right columns where you add image links and add a class to style the column

Using a Custom Post Type to Organize and Display Testimonials

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In this session we discuss the use of a custom post type to organize and display testimonials. We talk about different examples of organizing the testimonial for display such as using specific providers or by type of work but they could be grouped by any taxonomy. We discuss how to consider what you are going

How to Duplicate a Skin in Thesis 2.1

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In this session we talk about how to duplicate a skin in Thesis 2.1. We talk about the difficulty of duplicating a skin because of some programming that needs to be duplicated as well. Most skin duplicates that exist duplicate skin settings but there's no good way to duplicate and rename classes and all PHPs

How to Create a 2-Column Feature Box in the Carta Skin for Thesis 2.1

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In this session we show how to create a 2 column feature box in the Carta skin for Thesis 2.1 by configuring the column wrapper to be 2 columns. We discuss the importance of giving the columns descriptive names so you can easily understand what they are for. We also explain the difference between a