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Lesson 12 – Part 8 – Create a Controlling Function

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You notice how we have a whole bunch of functions now that we’ve made in this creating custom sidebars in the Thesis theme lesson. We have our sidebars that are all registered and we've got a function for the feature_box_sidebar, the function for the alternate_sidebar, a function for the fat_footer_sidebar and a function for the

Lesson 12 – Part 7 – Example #4 – Create 2 Column Attention Boxes

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We're going to take a look at example number 4 of creating custom sidebars in the Thesis theme. Example number 4 is going to be to create attention boxes that we can put in a page. If you look at my Thesis Shortcode Content Widgets plugin, that's the means of putting stacks of widget areas

Lesson 12 – Part 6 – Example #3- Create an “Alternate” Feature Box

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Example number 3 of creating custom sidebars in the Thesis theme is going to be to create an alternate feature box. Notice that this feature box can either be set on the home page, on the blog, on the home page and the blog page or on every page but those are your only choices.

Lesson 14 – Part 3 – Ex. #1 – Add a List of Post Teasers From a Single Category

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We’re at part 3 of Using Secondary WordPress Loops in the Thesis theme. I've got this site that I've created for the purpose of demonstrating adding a list of post teasers. It has 3 categories of posts, it has Oranges, Bananas and Cherries. It also has Apples and the Apples aren't in that list. Actually,

Lesson 6 – Part 3 – Set Up the Front Page Controller

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The next thing that we are going to do is setup a controller for the front page. What this controller is going to do is add this HTML to the front page but not add it to any other pages. We do that by means of a WordPress conditional tag. First, let's just start with

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 37, Add WordPress Menus to Archive Pages

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This is the thirty seventh 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 menus in our new catalog page. We add the menus to the archive pages by creating a new function in custom_functions.php. The menus now appear

Syntax Error in Conditional Statement – if(is_page())

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A member used some suggested code on the forum to remove the H1 tag from a specific page.  She discovered that the code worked fine if the conditional statement used the page slug but did not work if using the page id.  We discovered the syntax error that led to the problem of the page