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How to upgrade from Thesis 1.x to Thesis 2 Using the Thesis Classic Skin – Part 13 – Adjust the Page Template

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Now, we’re going to come in here and take a look at our templates as part of our Thesis 2 upgrade. Right now we’re looking at our front page template but we should’ve been working on our page template or at least I think we should have worked on our page template so we’re just going to move over to the page template here.

Working With Templates in Thesis 2

One of the things you’re going to notice right away is that all of the changes that we made to the original template, the front page template, none of them are applied here. We can either drag all that stuff over here or what we can do is copy from the front page template to the page template and essentially replace the contents of the page template with the front page template.

Now, we can do that pretty comfortably with the page template in the front page template because they use the same kind of a post box. But we’re not going to be able to do that with the archive template, with the single template and with the home template because they have different kinds of post boxes. So that was the easiest it’s going to be. It’s not ever going to be any easier than that and it’s going to be more difficult with the other templates.

Post Image Inside the Headline Area

There’s a couple of things I want to do with the page template that Thesis does that I want to undo and the first one is in the headline area. My mistake, I guess I’ve already done that because all I really wanted was headline and content although sometimes on these pages, I have the Thesis post image although I guess I don’t in this case. What I could do is turn the post image on though and put it up inside the Headline Area under the Headline.

If the Thesis Post Image is resonant, then the headlines are going to come first then the image will sit directly below that and the content will be down below that. There isn’t anything else I want in the page so that’s going to be good enough.

Thesis Post Image Versus WordPress Featured Image

Now, the first time you do this, you’re going to have to decide whether or not you’re going to use the Thesis Post Image or you’re going to use the WordPress Featured Image. If I were to convert a site, I would probably move to using the WordPress Featured Image rather than the Thesis Post Image but we’ll save that conversation for another time. But this is where you would start making that adjustment really if you’re going to switch to the featured image.

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