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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

Which Search Widget Should I Use?

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In this session we discuss various search widgets and make a few recommendations for search widgets that are easy to customize. The default search widget has the least amount of customization while the Thesis search widget lets you do things like create a button and a place for the text. Both of those and most

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 31 – Add a Video Using a Text Widget

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Now that you’ve seen how to use a text widget to enter an opt-in form, let's add a video to a text widget. The best place to start this process off is by making sure we know how wide that space needs to be. In Twenty Thirteen to insert an image in there it is

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 30 – Create an Optin Form Using a Text Widget

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You just learned how to add contact information using a Text Widget in WordPress 3.9 nand now I want to show you how to create an Optin form using a text widget. Let’s say you've got an AWeber account that you use to manage your email lists. I’ll use my demo account here where I’ve

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 29 – Add Contact Information using a Text Widget

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We’ve discussed what widgets are and how to manage them in WordPress 3.9 so the next thing we're going to talk about is how to use them. We’re going to start by adding contact information using a text widget. Let’s come back over here to widgets. We’ll use this text widget and I'm going to

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 26 – Types of WordPress Widgets

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Now that you understand what widgets are and how they work in WordPress 3.9, the next thing to talk about are the types of available WordPress widgets. Widgets really fall into 5 categories. The first category is blog related widgets. These are the widgets that only work if you are using the blog functionality on

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 25 – Understanding WordPress Widgets

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The next thing we're going to talk about are widgets in WordPress 3.9. So what is a widget? A widget is a module that adds content or functionality to a page. For example, let’s look at this site here with this photo gallery. The photo gallery is a widget that was inserted into this page.

Lesson 12 – Part 7 – Using Blog Related Widgets

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Now we’re going to talk about widgets that are useful for blogs. You probably remember from our widgets lecture that there were these widgets I described as blog related widgets. And that is archives, calendar, categories, recent comments, recent posts, RSS, tag cloud, Thesis killer recent entries and Thesis subscriptions. Well, we’re going to go

Lesson 11 – Part 7 – Add Text, Images and Links to the Attention Boxes

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The next thing we’re going to do is add content to these attention boxes. And so we’re going to come back over to the widget area and let’s expand widget box 1 and attention box. We’re going to drag a Black Studio TinyMCE widget over to this. And for a title, we’re going to say

Lesson 10 – Part 8 – Add a Video Using a Text Widget

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Get the Video from YouTube The next thing I want to do is show you how to insert a video with a text widget. I’m just going to go to my YouTube channel and actually, it doesn’t have to be my own. But let’s see, BYOB Website, well I’ll just grab this testimonial from her

Lesson 10 – Part 7 – Create a Call to Action Using a Text Widget

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Benefits of Using the Black Studio TinyMCE Widget The next thing we’re going to look at is using that Black Studio TinyMCE widget to create a somewhat more complex widget. The Black Studio TinyMCE widget is actually a text widget but it’s a text widget that gives you the full range of editing options that

Lesson 10 – Part 6 – Add Contact Information Using a Text Widget

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The next thing we’re going to do is show off the ability of the text widget to a be a real workhorse for adding content to your page. And we’re going to start that off by adding essentially contact information using a text widget. Edit Existing Text Widget We’ll come over here to Appearance and

Lesson 10 – Part 3 – Types of WordPress Widgets

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From my perspective, there are 3 types of widgets that come default with WordPress and with Thesis 2. Blog Related Widgets The first kind of widgets are blog related widgets. These are widgets that you might use if you have a blog. If you don’t have a blog, you’re not going to use them. Examples

Lesson 10 – Part 2 – Understanding WordPress Widgets

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Now we’re going to talk about widgets. You’ve already seen some of these in action because it’s really hard to start in a linear fashion and move step by step through setting up a site without jumping around a little bit. But now we’re going to have a more formal description of what’s going on

Lesson 10 – Using Plugins, Widgets, Boxes & Packages

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In lesson 10 of our Build a Responsive Professional Website using Thesis Theme 2, you learn all about plugins, widgets, boxes and packages, both what they are and how they work. But before we dive into that we go through using Post Images in Thesis 2 and our Agility Skin. There are many ways to

When to Use a Widget Instead of a Menu

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In this session we discuss when to use a widget instead of a menu. Menus in WordPress are designed to display horizontally but can be made to display vertically by adding some CSS. In this case, someone wants to create a vertical menu list but doesn’t want to use CSS. We talk about the different

Lesson 10 – Part 6 – Create a Call to Action using a Text Widget

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The next thing we're going to do is create a call to action in text widget for our business/professional Genesis theme webiste. The call to action that we're going to create is this one here so it'll have a heading, a contact link, another link and it'll have some text. I'm just going to start

Lesson 10 – Part 5 – Add Contact Information using a Text Widget

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The next thing we're going to do is use a text widget to add contact information to this business/professional Genesis theme website. If we come over and look at one of these pages here. This is the contact information I was referring to. We've got our contact information that we’ll add to the footer and

Lesson 10 – Part 2 – Types of WordPress Widgets

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I divide widgets into 3 different kinds. To start, there are widgets that are related to a blog. The blog related widgets are Archives, Calendar, Categories, the Genesis theme - eNews and Updates, Featured Posts, Recent Comments, Recent Posts, RSS and the Tag Cloud. These are all widgets that only make sense to use if