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Lesson 10 – Part 1 – Understanding WordPress Widgets

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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Lesson 10 of our How to Build a Professional Website Using the Genesis theme and WordPress course. Tonight, we are going to talk about understanding and using plugins and widgets. A widget is a module that adds content or functionality to a page, it can only be placed

Lesson 10 – Understanding and Using Plugins & Widgets

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In Lesson 10 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Genesis theme and WordPress we explain how plugins and widgets work and how to use them. We begin by talking about what a widget is, using the widgets panel and types of WordPress widgets. Then we move on to talking about plugins, what

Lesson 12 – Part 6 – Using Blog Related Widgets

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Now we need to talk about using blog related widgets because last time we talked about all the non-blog related widgets. There actually are a number of widgets that we want to use if we are using this blog functionality. Killer Recent Entries The two widgets that we're going to take a look at tonight

Lesson 11 – Part 8 – Add Text, Images and Links to the Attention Boxes

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In our Widget Column 1, we're going to use this Black Studio TinyMCE and drop it there. The first one linked to it is Service so put that in as a title and I had an image so we're going to use the Add an Image here to choose the image, My Business Website, images

Lesson 10 – Part 1 – Understanding WordPress Widgets

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Good evening everybody and welcome to this fourth edition of our live class How to Build a Professional Website Using WordPress and Thesis. We are on Lesson 10 now and tonight we will be talking about understanding and using Plugins and Widgets in WordPress.What is a Widget?What is a widget? A widget is a module

Lesson 10 – Part 2 – Types of WordPress Widgets

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There's a whole bunch of different widgets here and I want to talk about the types of widgets that show up by default in this sidebar because there are some widgets that are only useful for blogs. There are some widgets that you can just safely ignore all together and some widgets that are important

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

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What we're going to do now is take a look at various uses for a text widget and we're going to go directly over to Appearance and Widgets. What we're going to do is to add contact information here in the widget. I'm not actually going to put that in Widget Column 3 and I'm

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

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The next thing we're going to do is to create a call to action widget using a text widget. This is what I mean by a call to action widget, it's something that asks people to do something. What we're doing is asking them either to call us or to click on this to learn

How to Prevent the Display of a Widget on a Specific Page

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In this session a member asks how to prevent his Autoresponder form that sits on a sidebar from appearing on his "thank you" page. We show how to solve this issue by installing and using a plugin called "Display Widgets" which allows you to show or hide widgets on any page that you choose. Rick:

How to Add Self Hosted Videos to Your Site – Part 8 Add a Video to the Sidebar

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This is Part 8 of the series on How to Add Self Hosted Videos to Your Site and in this session we discuss how to add a video to the sidebar. We show how to generate a shortcode for the video using your WordPress post editor and then grab and insert the code into a

Adding a Background Color to a Category Widget

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This member is concerned that her category widget doesn’t look good because it doesn’t fill the space available. I suggest using a background color to frame the widget and demonstrate the code needed to accomplish it. Lorraine: You’re looking at categories… between the end of categories and the page? Rick: You mean right here? Let

How to Add an RSS Feed Link to a Website

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We show how to set up an RSS Feed Link on your site so that followers of your site can be alerted when new material has been added. You begin by setting up a feed burner account with your gmail account. After completing the FeedBurner information, the link that you need that allow for subscription

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 39, Add a Search Box to the Sidebar

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This is the thirty ninth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we continue working on the sidebar in our new catalog page. We add a search bar to the top of the sidebar using the standard Search Widget. Okay so now

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 40, Add Links to the Sidebar

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This is fortieth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we continue working on the sidebar in our new catalog page. We add some links to the sidebar using the Bookmarks Widget. We begin by creating a link category and then create

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 38, Add and Style a List of Tags

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This is the thirty eighth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we begin working on the sidebar in our new catalog page.  We are going to add a search function, some links, a tag cloud and a drill down search function

Lesson 13 – Part 1 – Add an Embeded YouTube Video with a Text Widget

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Welcome to Lesson 13 of the Build Your Own E-Commerce Website tutorial series. The goal of this tutorial series is to show you how to create a fully functional ecommerce website using WordPress, Thesis and WP eStore.  In this lesson we’ll learn how to use the Display Widgets plugin to control which widgets are displayed

Lesson 11 – Part 9 – Configure Text Widget

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Welcome back to the ninth part of Lesson 11 of the Build Your Own E-Commerce Website tutorial series. In this part of the lesson we are going to format the text widget. Let’s look at the demonstration site so that it’s clear what we’re trying to accomplish. What we’re going to have is a block