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Thesis 2.3 Exploits Latest SEO Strategies

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We just talked about my first of six reasons (Thesis is screaming fast) that Thesis 2.3 will knock your socks off and impress you. That brings me to the second reason which is that Thesis 2.3 exploits the latest SEO strategies. The first one, I believe, these days is speed. It used to be meta

How to Upgrade to Thesis 1.8.6

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In this session we show how to Upgrade to Thesis 1.8.6. The upgrade is necessary because of a comment problem that doesn't show up on a site using WordPress 4.0. We demonstrate the upgrade process using two ways. One using FTP Client and the other way using the host's control panel and in this case,

Interview with Chris Pearson – Creator of Thesis 2 – September 18, 2013

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I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Chris Pearson this week. Chris is the author and genius behind the Thesis theme for WordPress. Thesis has a long history (long in WordPress years) of innovating and pushing the boundaries of WordPress themes. Thesis was one of the first themes to offer a comprehensive system of design

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 1 – Take an Inventory of the Existing Site

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to this special seminar on how to upgrade the Thesis theme from 1x to Thesis 2 using the Thesis Classic Skin and that's what this next 4-6 hours is going to be about. It wasn't necessary to have an extended conversation about how to upgrade from Thesis 1.8.4 to Thesis

How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin

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Learn how to upgrade from a customized version of Thesis 1.8.5 (or below) to Thesis 2 using the Thesis Classic Skin. In this seminar you will learn how to take an inventory of your site, use Thesis 2 built in functions to change the appearance of Thesis Classic and to migrate custom CSS and PHP.

Thesis Design Options – When to Use the Java Script Libraries

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In this session we discuss what the Javascript libraries are in the Thesis theme and when to use them. The Javascript libraries can be found under Thesis Design Options. They compress that library to an unreadable file in order to reduce the amount of load. The bottomline is, when you are writing your own Javascript,

How to Upgrade Thesis to Thesis 1.8.5

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In this session we show how to upgrade Thesis to Thesis 1.8.5. We demonstrate how to copy the old files to our computer so it will be easy to go back in case something goes wrong. We show how to download the database manually in BlueHost and download customization files from the live site to

Help! I’ve Lost all my Thesis Styles

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In this session we discuss how Thesis styles were lost and fix it using Design Options. We recreate the damaged layout.css by saving the Thesis Design Options. Member: Yes, my website that I built through BYOB and I’m very happy with, phoenixdesertridge.com, it seems like the styling has gone away. The nav bar was… I

Where to Put Background Images in the Thesis Full Width Framework

In this session we discuss where to put background images in the Thesis Full Width Framework and get them to tile down the page outside the header, content and footer area. We discuss the things that need to be considered in styling when using the Thesis Full Width Framework. For example, If we want to

How to Add a Vimeo Video to the Thesis Feature Box

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In this session we show how to add a Vimeo video to the Thesis feature box using the BYOB Thesis Simple Feature Box plugin. In order to show the video on top of the home page, we need to widgetize the feature box. We drag a text widget into the feature box and drop in

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 7 – Style the Submenus

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In this session we show how to style the submenus background color, text font size and text colors. We customize each menu item separately by creating 3 different menu tabs which have customized width and border. We create classes and apply the style to each of the menu tabs. Now we have this thing set

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 5 – Build the menu

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In this session we show how to build the menu by adding all the pages to it. We create an extensive menu and move the pages where we want them. We create the top level menu items so that they don’t link to anything and then the sub menu items link off to pages. The

Using Thesis Design Mode

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In this session we show how to use Thesis Design Mode to reduce the HTTP requests. This is a new feature in 1.84 and can be found in Thesis Site options under Stylesheet Options. By unchecking “use design mode”, Thesis combines the Style CSS, Layout CSS and Custom CSS into a single stylesheet. We also

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 3 – Set up Thesis Design Options

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In this session we show how to set up Thesis. We use Thesis Design Options to customize the column layout, column order, HTML framework and add the header image. Now we’re going to begin setting up Thesis based on… let’s take a look at one of his pages. He goes white all the way across.

Lesson 14 – Part 7 – How to Upgrade Thesis

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Next we're going to learn how to upgrade Thesis Theme. We're back here at thesiscss.com and the version of  Thesis Theme we are currently using is version 1.8. We're going to upgrade today to version 1.8.4 and the way we're going to do that is by using FileZilla. Let’s connect to that site, wp-content and themes,

Lesson 11 – Part 1 – Change the Home Page Template

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Welcome to Lesson 11 in our How to Build a Professional Website Using WordPress and Thesis series. Tonight we are going to take a Home Page that we've been working on and turn it into something that looks like this, that is tonight, we are going to add style and content to the Home Page.