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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

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

Lesson 12 – Part 1 – WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS)

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Well good morning everybody and welcome to Lesson 12 of our series How To Build A Professional Website Using WordPress and Thesis 2. Up until this point, we have been talking about our WordPress website as a static site. We’ve only talked about pages. We’ve been creating pages and we’ve been styling Agility. And for

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 1 – WordPress and Genesis as a Content Management System (CMS)

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Good evening everybody and welcome to this Thursday evening edition of How to Build a Professional Website Using the Genesis theme and WordPress. This is Lesson 12 and tonight, we will be talking about how to add blog functionality to a Genesis theme site. We're going to start off this conversation with terminology that may

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 1 – WordPress as a Content Management Sytem (CMS)

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Good evening everybody and welcome to this Lesson 12 of our live How to Build a Professional Website Using WordPress and Thesis class. Tonight, we are going to discuss how to use WordPress as a Content Management System in the context of the site and we'll be discussing how to add blog functionality to the

Lesson 12 – Add Blog Functionality to the Site

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In Lesson 12 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Thesis theme and WordPress we show how to add a blog to your small business website. We begin by talking about using WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS). We discuss what a CMS is and go through WordPress terminology for available content

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 2 – WordPress Tools to Solve the Problem

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After analyzing the issue in part 1, we determine that a custom post type will solve the problem. Then we discuss how the parts of the custom post type - post content, post title and post meta - will work together to achieve the system needed. Rick: Okay so then I’m going to change what

How to Create a Simple CMS Website Using WordPress

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This member is developing a CMS site for his company. He wants to know the best way to organize the site. We discuss the different types of content that he has and the various ways of organizing it. I suggest a scheme of posts and pages that takes full advantage of WordPress native CMS ability.

Thesis as a CMS – Upcoming Tutorial Series

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A member asks about the content of the upcoming tutorial series that will be entitled something like "Use WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System." I discuss the general outline of new course that will be coming online this Spring. It will start out as a very basic "static" site and will develop into