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The Comment Form is not Showing Up on my WordPress Blog Page

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In this session we discuss why the comment form is not showing up on a WordPress Blog page and show how to use the “More” tag to split the posts up so that they go to the actual post page where comments can be made. Member: On my Blog page with just a custom WordPress

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 32 – Using the WordPress Blog Functionality

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We're going to wrap today up by talking about using the blog functionality in WordPress 3.9. As I mentioned before, the history of WordPress is as a blogging platform and WordPress today is still fundamentally a blog application. WordPress has made a very good transition from only a blogging platform to a platform that supports

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 8 – 3 Different Faces of WordPress

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Now we’re going to talk about the ways in which you can use WordPress. This is more of a conceptual conversation rather than a how to one. WordPress started as a blogging platform and it was only useful to people who wanted to create a blog. But a blog can be anything, right? It started

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 3 – We’re Building a Content Management System

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Some of you have seen this presentation of mine about using WordPress as a Content Management System already. But I'm routinely surprised by people who have used WordPress for a long time who don't really understand the fundamental aspect of WordPress as a Content Management System. I routinely field questions from people asking, “so I've

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2

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Learn the tools inherent in WordPress for creating a magazine style website and the revolutionary new Thesis 2 tools that allow you to customize all aspects of how the site looks. It is typical of magazine style sites to organize their content around a number of primary subjects and then to have a unique style for each of those subjects. In this seminar we will demonstrate how to do that in Thesis 2.

Troubleshooting 2 Column Teasers in Thesis 2

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In this session we troubleshoot 2 column teasers in Thesis 2 where the previous and next post links aren’t working properly. We assign the number of posts to show to make all the posts look the same. We make sure that the previous page and next page are working to accommodate pagination and we also

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 12 – Part 6 – Add Blog Functionality to the Site

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In order for us to add blog functionality to the site, I want to first look at the architecture that we set up for this site at the very beginning. This is the site architecture before adding the blog functionality. We have our home page and under our home page was our services, our testimonials,

Lesson 12 – Add Blog Functionality to the Thesis 2 Site

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In lesson 12 of our Build a Responsive Professional Website using Thesis Theme 2, we show how to add a blog and blog functionality to your site. Before we begin though we discuss using WordPress as a content management system (CMS). Here we talk about terminology, the content types that can be created using WordPress,

Lesson 12 – Part 5 – Set the Display Style for Posts and Archive Pages

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The next thing we're going to do is set the display style for our posts in archive pages for the Genesis Theme. Right now we have our default and it's essentially full posts, that's what we've got going on here. If we look at our category "Site Design", those are also showing up as full

Lesson 12 – Part 4 – Add Blog Functionality to the Genesis Site

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That brings us actually to the next part of this and that is, adding blog functionality to our Genesis theme site. As you probably recall from an earlier lesson, we have this site architecture that we created where we have our home page and we have these top level pages. The Case Studies has these

Lesson 12 – Add Blog Functionality to the Site

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Lesson 12 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Genesis theme and WordPress is all about setting up a blog for your small business/professional website. We begin by talking about WordPress and Genesis as a content management system and what that means. We discuss WordPress content types such as pages and posts as

Lesson 12 – Part 4 – Add Blog Functionality to the Site

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Site Structure Before Adding Blog FunctionalityThe next thing we're going to do then is to add blog functionality to this business/professional services Thesis Theme site. In order for us to do that, we need to come back and review our site architecture that we talked about in Lesson 7 of the series. So far right

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

How to Exclude a Category of Posts from the Posts Page Using the BYOB Thesis Exclude Category from Posts Plugin

In this session, we demonstrate how to exclude a category of posts from the Posts Page using the BYOB Thesis Exclude Category From Post Plugin. Video Transcript Ok, I’m going to demonstrate something that I’ve demonstrate poorly today. We’re going to go to Nextgen gallery, nextgen.byobtutorial.com. And what we’re going to do is talk about

How to Exclude Posts from the Blog Page using Categories and Tags

In this session, we begin with a short demonstration on how to use existing WordPress functionality to add categories to the WordPress Menu and to the sidebar using a widget. Then we discuss the ability to exclude posts by category in which case you can use our BYOB Thesis Exclude Categories From Posts plugin. You

Can You Use Posts for Both a Blog and Announcements Without Showing them All on the Blog?

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In this session, we discuss how you can use posts for both your blog and announcements but without showing them all on the blog. You can do that by using one of our plugins, BYOB Thesis Exclude Category From Posts. Video Transcript Member: I was also looking at a video on the Business Application for

Static Site Plus a WordPress Blog or Just a WordPress Site?

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In this session we discuss how to choose a site format between a Static site plus a WordPress Blog or just a WordPress site. We also talk about what the advantages and disadvantages are with each to help you consider which would work well for you. Jeff, I’m going to unmute your microphone here for

Lesson 3 – Part 5 – 3 Different Faces of WordPress

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As part of this Install and Configure WordPress for Your Site lesson we’re going to talk about the ways in which you can use WordPress. This is more of a philosophical conversation rather than a how to discussion. And while we begin by discussing the blog we focus more on using WordPress as a Traditional,

How to Configure WordPress and Thesis as a Blog – Part 4 Understanding and Using Categories

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This is part four of five in a series on how to configure WordPress and Thesis as a blog. Here we go over the importance of categories as post specific functionality if you are using the ‘blog’ as a blog. Categories allow posts to be hierarchically organized. We discuss how categories help you achieve a