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Add Blog Functionality to the Site

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Now that we have reviewed the ways that pages and posts are organized in WordPress, it’s time to add the blog functionality to this Professional Services website. The first aspect of that is just understanding our site architecture. Remember that we've got these four main pages. One main page has three sub pages. Another main

Organizing Content in WordPress

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Now that you understand WordPress as a content management system and the kinds of pages and organization it generates, it’s time to do our own organization. We are going to talk about how we are going to organize our content for a Professional Services website in WordPress and Thesis. WordPress has inherent organization. As we

WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS)

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Welcome to Lesson 9, Add Blog Functionality to the Site, in our course how to build a Professional Website in WordPress and Thesis 2.2. Today we are going to add the blog functionality to our website. It's not going to strictly speaking be a blog but I am going to show you how a small

Using the WordPress Blog Functionality

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Now that you have seen how to configure WordPress to be like a traditional website let’s talk about using the WordPress blog functionality. Again, remember that WordPress was originally developed as a blogging application and your home page displayed a list of your latest blog posts with the latest blog post on the top. In

How to Approach Organizing a Complex Website

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In this session we discuss how to approach organizing a complex website so that users can find information quickly. We discuss the most important use of categories which is to provide structured URLs for search engines. The category names become part of the URL so they should reflect the content that's being displayed and include

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

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 17 – Create a Custom Template for a Single Category

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Now that we have our default template set up, we're going to come back over to templates and I'm going to create a new one and this will be Toddler Archive. Toddler Archive is going to get the Archive Template copied to it. This is where we're going to swap out those Home Header 2,

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

Lesson 7 – Part 3 – Using WordPress Tools to Organize the Site

WordPress gives you a couple of sets of tools to help you organize your site. You don’t just have to organize this on your own. There are some mechanisms inside of WordPress that you can employ to get this organization set up. And really, principally, there are two sets of tools. It’s important that you

Lesson 7 – Part 7 – Exclude Categories from the Blog Page

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There’s one other thing I want to do here in our skin file before we really work on styling the Blog Page and that is to remove uncategorized posts. I don’t want this Hello World post displaying and I don’t want uncategorized posts displaying. So we are going to use the pre get post filter

What is My Philosophy on the Use of Categories and Tags?

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In this session we talk about my philosophy on the use of categories and tags. Categories and tags are designed to organize content and organize access to that content for the users. We discuss why some people use categories to style posts and why this isn’t really necessary. We talk about the different ways of

How to Change the Sort Order of Specific Category and Tag Archive Pages

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In this session we show how to change the sort order of specific category and tag archive pages using the WordPress pre_get_posts () filter which intercepts the query after it’s formed but before it is executed and gives the opportunity to change named query variables. We write a code to limit the scope of change

How to Use Category and Tag Pages in WordPress Part 5 – Display in the Sidebar

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In this session we show how to display categories and tags in the sidebar using the Widgets Reloaded plugin. Using this plugin allows us to display them only on the pages we want them to show up on rather than on every page. Now the final thing I want to demonstrate here is how to

How to Use Category and Tag Pages in WordPress Part 4 – Adding Introductory Content

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In this session we show how to add introductory content to category and tag pages as a way of showing additional information on the archive pages. We discuss how to do this for both Thesis and Genesis. Okay so that brings us to the next thing to do which is how would you change up

How to Use Category and Tag Pages in WordPress Part 3 – Add to a Menu

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In this session we show how to add category and tag pages to a menu using the WordPress Menu system. Okay so next thing we want to do is add this category and tags to our menu. So right now, you saw what I had to do is I had to go to the posts

How to Use Category and Tag Pages in WordPress Part 2 – Configuring the Display

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In this session we show how to configure the display of category and tag pages and talk about the different ways in which they can be displayed. Thesis displays category archive pages by default with the category name and post names. We show how you can change the display style for Thesis using Design Options

How to Use Category and Tag Pages in WordPress

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If you want to learn how to use categories and tags in WordPress posts and how to use the archive pages that display your categories and tags then this seminar is for you. We also show how to make specific display style changes for the archive pages in both Thesis and Genesis.