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How to Make a 2 Line Site Title in Thesis 2

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In this session we show how to make a 2 line site title in Thesis by placing a line break tag and discuss the site title options to choose the kind of configuration we want and what we want in each column. We also demonstrate how to create a text box and customize the site

Using Carta Media Queries to Adjust the Header for Mobile Devices

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In this session we demonstrate using Carta media queries to adjust the header for mobile devices to  make it behave the way we want it to behave. We add the body class .carta in order for it to take precedence and we discuss how to use floats in this context. Member: I do have a

What is the Difference Between a Text Box and a Text Widget?

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In this session we discuss the difference between a text box and a text widget. If you’re inside of a sidebar, you can add and remove and rearrange widgets that you see fit in a sidebar and decide which page and which widget it show up on. If we have something that we may want

How to Add Space Between the Header Image and the Menu in Classic Responsive

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In this session we demonstrate how to add a space between the header image and the menu in Classic Responsive by adding a margin bottom to the header. We also show its 3D view that gives a sense of the layers that are involved and where things are located. Rick: Anything else? Member: I was

How to Use 2 Images Side by Side in the Header of Thesis Classic Responsive

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In this session we show how to use 2 images side by side in the header of the Thesis Classic Responsive skin. We have a seminar called Create a Responsive 2 Column Responsive Header in Thesis 2.1 that will show how to do this without writing much code and only uses mostly classic responsive code

How to Layer Multiple Background Images in the Body of Agility

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In this session we show how to layer multiple background images in the body of the Agility Skin using a transparent image which provides something to click on and add a title to and we demonstrate how to customize the appearance of the body background in the Custom CSS. We talk about how CSS3 and

Should I Learn Thesis 2.1 or Stick with Thesis 1.8?

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In this session we answer the question, “Should I learn Thesis 2.1 or stick with Thesis 1.8?”. We talk about how Thesis 2.1 is much easier to use because of its built-in ability to make things responsive. We also suggest that if you’re still not comfortable with Thesis 1.8.5 and just starting then it would

How to Customize the Footer in the Carta Skin for Thesis 2.1

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In this session we show how to customize the footer in the Carta skin for Thesis 2.1. We demonstrate how to change the footer background with a background color and background image. We also discuss how to add a border width and color to add a top border without an image. Member: Well, on the

How to Use Carta Media Queries to Make Background Images Responsive

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In this session we show how to use Carta media queries to make the background images responsive and show the best way to layer text over a background image. We discuss spacing issues with background images. And we also demonstrate how to change the CSS in the media query itself for a background image and

Thesis 2 – How to Make the Titles on the Homepage and Archive Pages Linkable

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In this session we demonstrate how to make the titles on the homepage and archive pages linkable using the checkbox in settings. Member: I've got the blog, you know like the category page? It looks like the category page and the other on the new site except the only difference is, none of the titles

Thesis 2 – Troubleshooting Menu Styling

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In this session we troubleshoot menu styling in Thesis 2. The submenu isn’t taking the same styling as the main menu and there is an extra border. We review the code and show how to fix the problems. We also show how to give the submenu an absolute width in the Custom CSS to give

How Easy is it to Make a Thesis Classic Site Responsive?

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In this session we discuss how easy it is to make a Thesis Classic site responsive using the responsive skin data for the single column and responsive columns that are both boxes and packages instead of creating custom columns for adding responsive elements. Also needed are the Thesis Responsive Meta Helper Box  and the BYOB

Styling Sidebar Menus in the Agility Skin for Thesis 2

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In this session we talk about styling sidebar menus in the Agility Skin for Thesis 2 by changing the classes that were added to the widgets. We show how to set this up using Agility widget styles package to automatically take the styles for the sidebar menu. Video Transcript Member: My next question is, if

Troubleshooting Padding and Margin Issues in Thesis 2

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In this session we troubleshoot padding and margin issues in Thesis 2. We look for the cause of the issue and get rid of the bottom margin for a specific widget area and the search form gets wrapped in a paragraph tag. Video Transcript Member: So we created another area, we call it the White

How to Override a Plugin’s CSS in Thesis 2

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In this session we discuss how to override a plugin’s CSS in Thesis 2 by increasing the specificity of the CSS selector. We discuss the order in which CSS from WordPress and Plugins are loaded and how when the specificity level is the same, the last rule made in CSS takes precedence. We show how

Styling Sidebar Menus in Thesis 2

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In this session we demonstrate how to style sidebar menus in Thesis 2 by changing the class of the sidebar menu that is interfering the styles that we want to apply. We talk about installing the Widgets Reloaded plugin to be able to change the class of the widget menu. Member: So, now another menu

Configuring a Header with Menu to be Responsive in Thesis 2

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In this session we show how to configure a header with a menu to be responsive in Thesis 2. We talk about what to do with the header image and discuss the different ways of displaying the menu by adjusting its sizes and using a background. Member: The header banner that you helped me with,