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A Rationale for Using Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies

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In this session we talk about the rationale for using custom post types and custom taxonomies and show different examples of these in BYOBWebsite. We also talk about switching query boxes to a custom post using its own template system to copy it over. Member: You know, if you read my question it relates to

Develop a Front Page Layout Using Thesis 2 Query Boxes – Part 5 – Setup Secondary Content for Use with Query Boxes

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So far you’ve seen two ways to add attention boxes to a Front Page in Thesis 2 using Query Boxes. Now I want to show you how to add content from pages in multiple sections in a way that’s similar to the DIY Themes style of homepage. Let’s take a look at their homepage. This

How to Display Testimonials in Thesis 2.1 Using Custom Post Types & Taxonomies – Part 4 – Setup the Testimonial Post Type Template

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We’re now going to set up our testimonial template as part of this seminar on Displaying Testimonials in Thesis 2.1 using Custom Post Types and Taxonomy. Let’s take a look at this testimonial we created and you can see that all we have here is “I love the way you teach” and then its got

How to Display Testimonials in Thesis 2.1 Using Custom Post Types & Taxonomies – Part 1 – Create the Testimonial Custom Post Type

Today we’re going to answer the question of how to display testimonials in Thesis 2.1 using standard Thesis 2.1 tools and a couple of BYOB Website boxes. This site here is a good example because it’s got a couple hundred testimonials. It’s more complicated than what we’re going to talk about here but we’ve got

How to Display Testimonials in Thesis 2.1 Using Custom Post Types & Taxonomies

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Learn how to use basic WordPress and Thesis 2.1 functionality for displaying testimonials and for relating testimonials to specific posts and pages. This is especially useful if you have specific testimonials related to specific services. We walk you through each of the steps so that you can display lists of testimonials and related testimonials.

Using a Custom Post Type to Organize and Display Testimonials

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In this session we discuss the use of a custom post type to organize and display testimonials. We talk about different examples of organizing the testimonial for display such as using specific providers or by type of work but they could be grouped by any taxonomy. We discuss how to consider what you are going

How to Create a Custom Post Type and Display it in Thesis 2.1

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In this session we demonstrate how to create a custom post type and display it in Thesis 2.1 with customization from the advance level options. We talk about how Thesis automatically creates a Testimonials Archive Page which behaves exactly like a post page that shows all the testimonials on the basis of a single post

How to Create a Recipe Site Using Thesis 2 – Part 2 – Install the Types Plugin & Create the Custom Post Type

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In part 2 of our seminar How to Create a Recipe Site Using Thesis 2 with Custom Post Types & Custom Post Meta we recommend using the Types Plugin because you can easily use it to create different Post Types, Custom Taxonomies and Custom Post Meta. Rick: The first thing I would start off with

How to Create a Recipe Site Using Thesis 2 with Custom Post Types & Custom Post Meta

One powerful aspect of Thesis 2 is its ability to easily take advantage of custom post types and custom post meta. We show off this ability in this short seminar on creating a recipe website using the Types plugin and the BYOB Thesis 2 Simple Post Meta Fields box. This combination of tools makes creating this type of site a snap for the non-programmer. What used to take reams of PHP code to create can now be done point and click - drag and drop.

Community News Case Study Part 2 – Setting Up the Test Site

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This is the second in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS).  One member asked how to create a “Community News” site so that each community had its own “blog” page or “articles” page.  In this video we create the the testing site from test data

Community News Case Study Part 1 – Custom Taxonomy vs Custom Post Types

This is the first in a series of live discussions on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). One member asked how to create a “Community News” site so that each community had its own “blog” page or “articles” page. The goal here is to have a site that allows categorization by

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 9 – Create a Variation on the Shortcode Function

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In this session, we create another shortcode function that is a variation on our original using a different attribute of the Custom Post Meta. Rick: Now, let’s just do this one more time although it’s a great, big cut and paste job now. Reese: Let me ask you a quick question. Rick: Go ahead. Reese:

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 8 – Create the Shortcode Function

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In this session, we create the code for the shortcode function in the custom_functions.php file. We create a function that will display the information we want on the post and then create the shortcode. We also add a error handling to the shortcode function. Reese: Okay. Rick: Because that’s where we’re going to go next.

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 11 – Applying the Concept to Other Post Types

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In this session, we describe how to recreate a similar function to what we just created with a different post type. Rick: Okay so… Reese: One question I do have. As we’ve discussed so far on the telephone, not in the class, right now I have the 3 custom post types. I have US Constitution,

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 10 – Refine the Shortcode Function

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In this session, we refine the shortcode function code to rearrange how various elements are displayed. You know, you could choose to put the… you know, you could have the full reference and a… I don’t know what you’d call that little thing. What do you call the numbers after the reference?That’s actually the citation.

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 7 – Setup the Custom Post Type

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In this session, we add another Custom Post Meta of “Court References” to the Custom Post Type “Course Case”. Rick: Hey, Reese. Reese: Another day in paradise. Rick: It certainly is. So are we ready to dive into it? Reese: You bet. Rick: Okay. So what we’re doing now is… because I feel like I’ve

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 6 – Add Thesis Post Meta to Custom Post Types

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In this session, we show how to add Thesis Post Meta to the Custom Post Type that we created. The code that we use to add the Thesis Post Meta to the custom post type is displayed here above the video. Rick: Actually, I’m going to just get this stuff in. The one other thing

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 5 – Create Some Posts

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In this session we create some posts to test how our new Custom Post Type and Custom Post Meta are working. Rick: Oh, this should be new court case, shouldn’t it? Add court case. I’ll have to go and change that. Add court case. And so now, let’s take one of your examples. Reese: Okay

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 3 – Create a Custom Post Type Content

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In this session, we finish discussing the development of our Custom Post Type and show how to create custom post type content using the Custom Post Type UI Plugin. Rick: Good evening, Reese Reese: Good evening sir. How are you? Rick: I’m doing great. How are you? Reese: Doing well. Rick: Okay, well you confused

Custom Post Type Case Study – Part 4 – Create a Custom Post Meta

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In this session, we show how to create custom post meta using the Verve Meta Boxes Plugin. Rick: So then the next thing to do then is… oh well, we’ve created it. Where is our… it should be right here now. We should actually have… I must have done something wrong because it doesn’t show