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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,

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

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 Upgrade to Thesis 1.8.3

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Thesis 1.8.3 was just released a few days ago and in this session we demonstrate how to upgrade your Thesis Theme. We also discuss the importance of backing up your site before doing any upgrade to avoid losing any of your content and design in case there are any problems with the upgrade. Video Transcript

Create a Thesis Header Image with Photoshop

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This is a simple tutorial on how to create a header image using Photoshop for your Thesis Header. Rick: Good morning, Jim. How are you doing? Jim: I'm good, thanks! Rick: So, what was your question? Jim: Well, I'm brand new to WordPress and I do have a website now but it's pretty basic and

How to Activate a Shortcode in the Multimedia Box

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In this session, we discuss how to use shortcodes with the multimedia box. The multimedia box cannot take shortcode directly since shortcodes have to be filtered through some HTML content and that can only happen in the content area. So the work around is to configure your site so that you can put a shortcode

Troubleshooting a Broken Thesis Upgrade

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In this session, we show how to troubleshoot a broken thesis upgrade. In this example when a plugin activation is attemped, the admin panel is knocked out. After an upgrade from thesis 1.8 to thesis 1.8.2 it continued not to work correctly. Rick: Okay so the next thing we’re going to then, in the absence

How to Add Facebook and Twitter Buttons to Custom Header in Thesis

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In this session one of our members asks about adding social media tools such as a Facebook Like Button and a Twitter Button to his website's header. He wants to make sure that they are noticeable but not distracting. We show how to add Facebook Code and Twitter Link in the Header. Then we add

A Discussion of the Differences Between the Thesis Full Width Framework and the Page Framework

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In this session we discuss the differences between Thesis full width framework and the WordPress page width framework, then show some sample sites to view their differences. Rick: So then Heidi, what we want to do is work on… you asked about the Full Width Framework? Heidi: Yes, I… you seem to have a preference

How to remove the Thesis Header Image and Navigation Menu from a specific page

In this session we show how can you remove Thesis Header Image, Page Title, Thesis footer and Thesis Sidebars from a specific page using the BYOB Thesis Landing Pages plugin. We also show how to remove Thesis Nav from a specific page using BYOB Thesis WP Menus plugin.

A Discussion of How Thesis Calculates Page Width Using Pixels and Ems

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This is a follow up question to the session "A Discussion of the differences between the Thesis Full Width Framework and the Page Framework" and in this session we discuss how Thesis calculates a page framework's width by pixels and ems. I sent you a question earlier and now that you were talking about the