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Part 14 – Configure the Widgets

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We only have three widgets on the site at the moment. We have this bio widget, the listen to the audio widget and the look at the video widget. Those are going to be fairly straightforward to create. We're going to build all of those using a plug-in called Black Studio TinyMCE widget, which most

Part 10 – Configure Pages on WordPress

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After the WordPress install on the new host, let's see what it did with pages in that process. It created a front page and it's got a sample page. It did not create a blog post page. Let’s look under settings, in general. The times zone setting is really going to be UTC+8… you know

Part 8 – What to do if you Install WordPress in the Wrong Spot

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Now that we’ve installed WordPress on the subdomain, let's look at WordPress tools. Click new install. It's not going to be hypnotherapy.com let’s change that to be hypnoresolve.com. We're not going to put in a subfolder. We are going to add a site title. We'll just let Hypno Resolve be the title. I'm going to

Part 7 – Install WordPress on that Subdomain

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Now that we have setup the subdomain at the new host, let’s install WordPress on that subdomain. Here at the bluehost site let’s use this tool here to install WordPress. It does look a little bit different here. Begin by selecting the domain and we want dev.hypnoresolve. We probably don't have to add anything in

Part 13 – Configure the Menu

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The next thing we're going to do is configure the menu. Let’s begin by taking a look at this menu. Most of these menu items are actually links further down the page. For example, if we come over to hypnotherapy treatments and click on it, it brings us down to what problems can hypnosis help.

Part 12 – Transfer Page Content

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There are three methods of moving the content from the HTML site here into WordPress and they all involve cutting and pasting. We will discuss all three methods but the final third method being presented is my preferred method. The first method is to copy the HTML from the source, paste it into a code

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 8 – Reorganize Pages

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Now we're going to come over to pages and organize them. We've got a shorter page list to work with now. Notice there’s 1st Trimester, 2nd Trimester and 3rd Trimester and then we come down here to Pregnancy. Really, 1st Trimester ought to be under Pregnancy and these ought to be on the 1st Trimester.

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 9 – Add Categories to Posts

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Now that we've organized some pages and moved some pages into posts, we're going to come over here to our posts. As you can see we’ve got a whole bunch of more posts, actually 18 posts. So you can see where we've got this opportunity to edit the categories. So Travel, we've got that one

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 6 – Create the Category Structure

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The very first thing that we're going to do then here is create our category structure. In order to do that, I want to show you the categories or the breakdown that Brian and I came up with when we were looking at the site trying to go through this exercise. So looking at the

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

Community News Case Study Part 2 – Setting Up the Test Site

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This is the second in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS).  One member asked how to create a “Community News” site so that each community had its own “blog” page or “articles” page.  In this video we create the the testing site from test data

Community News Case Study Part 1 – Custom Taxonomy vs Custom Post Types

This is the first in a series of live discussions on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). One member asked how to create a “Community News” site so that each community had its own “blog” page or “articles” page. The goal here is to have a site that allows categorization by

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 9 – Create a Variation on the Shortcode Function

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In this session, we create another shortcode function that is a variation on our original using a different attribute of the Custom Post Meta. Rick: Now, let’s just do this one more time although it’s a great, big cut and paste job now. Reese: Let me ask you a quick question. Rick: Go ahead. Reese:

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 8 – Create the Shortcode Function

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In this session, we create the code for the shortcode function in the custom_functions.php file. We create a function that will display the information we want on the post and then create the shortcode. We also add a error handling to the shortcode function. Reese: Okay. Rick: Because that’s where we’re going to go next.

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 11 – Applying the Concept to Other Post Types

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In this session, we describe how to recreate a similar function to what we just created with a different post type. Rick: Okay so… Reese: One question I do have. As we’ve discussed so far on the telephone, not in the class, right now I have the 3 custom post types. I have US Constitution,

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 10 – Refine the Shortcode Function

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In this session, we refine the shortcode function code to rearrange how various elements are displayed. You know, you could choose to put the… you know, you could have the full reference and a… I don’t know what you’d call that little thing. What do you call the numbers after the reference?That’s actually the citation.

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 7 – Setup the Custom Post Type

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In this session, we add another Custom Post Meta of “Court References” to the Custom Post Type “Course Case”. Rick: Hey, Reese. Reese: Another day in paradise. Rick: It certainly is. So are we ready to dive into it? Reese: You bet. Rick: Okay. So what we’re doing now is… because I feel like I’ve

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 6 – Add Thesis Post Meta to Custom Post Types

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In this session, we show how to add Thesis Post Meta to the Custom Post Type that we created. The code that we use to add the Thesis Post Meta to the custom post type is displayed here above the video. Rick: Actually, I’m going to just get this stuff in. The one other thing

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 5 – Create Some Posts

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In this session we create some posts to test how our new Custom Post Type and Custom Post Meta are working. Rick: Oh, this should be new court case, shouldn’t it? Add court case. I’ll have to go and change that. Add court case. And so now, let’s take one of your examples. Reese: Okay

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 3 – Create a Custom Post Type Content

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In this session, we finish discussing the development of our Custom Post Type and show how to create custom post type content using the Custom Post Type UI Plugin. Rick: Good evening, Reese Reese: Good evening sir. How are you? Rick: I’m doing great. How are you? Reese: Doing well. Rick: Okay, well you confused