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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

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

How to Display Testimonials in Thesis 2.1 Using Custom Post Types & Taxonomies – Part 2 – Create a Testimonial Type Custom Taxonomy

Now that we’ve got our custom post type created and added a Testimonial in Thesis 2.1, we’re going to set up a Testimonial Taxonomy. We’re going to come back to the Types plugin again and select custom types and taxonomies. I’m going to add a new taxonomy and then we’ll call it Testimonial Types and

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.

What’s Involved in Creating Custom Taxonomies in WordPress?

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In this session we discuss what’s involved in creating custom taxonomies in WordPress using the Types plugin and applying it to post types. We also talk about the hierarchical and non-hierarchical taxonomies and how they are created. Member:  Okay, one of the other things that you talked about in your How To Build A Business

How to Create a Recipe Site Using Thesis 2 – Part 7 – Adding Custom Taxonomies to the Recipes

In part 6 of our seminar How to Create a Recipe Site Using Thesis 2 with Custom Post Types & Custom Post Meta we show how to add Custom Taxonomies to the recipes using the Types Plugin. Rick: And maybe what you do is create a taxonomy that is...I don't know, how would you organize

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

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 55 Add Sort Order to Custom Taxonomy

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This is the 55th in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we add a sort order to our custom taxonomies by means of a modified version of the My Category Order plugin. Once we’ve modified the plugin, we add that sort to

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 53 Show the Term Label Only when a Term Exists

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This is the 53rd in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we revise the code we wrote previously so that when there is no taxonomy term associated with a post we don’t display the taxonomy label. We use the get_the_term_list() function to

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 49 – Naming Conflicts in Custom Taxonomies

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This is the 49th in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS) for a Community Library Website. In this lesson we discuss issues that have arisen in the project due to naming conflicts in taxonomy terms.  Ordinarily WordPress handles this, however when importing data using CSV

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 51 Modify Taxonomy Names Directly in the Database

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This is the 51st in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS) for a Community Library Website. In this lesson we directly modify the data in our database using phpMyAdmin and MySQL statements.  We previously changed the name of a custom taxonomy, now we search for

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 44, Custom Taxonomy Query

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This is the 44th in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we modify the custom loop for our custom catalog page. This custom loop will display recent posts organized by custom taxonomy. We use the new tax_query parameter to limit the display

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 42, Custom Loop to Display Custom Post Types

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This is the 42nd in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we create the custom loop for our custom catalog page. This custom loop will display recent posts organized by custom taxonomy. We use the WordPress function get_terms() to look at the

Community Library Website – Part 47, Custom Loop If Have Posts

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This is the 47th in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we modify the custom loop for our custom catalog page. This custom loop will display recent posts organized by custom taxonomy. We use the “if have posts” conditional statement to exclude

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 20 – Add topics and audience to book display

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This is the twentieth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we take 2 pieces of custom taxonomy data and add it to our catalog item type post display. We are adding both “topics” and “audience” to the display of our custom

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 19 – Add Post Meta and Taxonomy Information to the Post Display

This is the nineteenth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this session we look at the display of the catalog item post. We want to add the subtitle and author name (post meta and taxonomy term) to the display of the post. Rick:

Community Library Website – Case Study Part 7 – Creating Hierarchical Custom Taxonomies

This is the seventh in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community library website. In this lesson we set up our hierarchical custom taxonomies. We go through the process of configuring them using the Custom Post Type

Community Library Website – Case Study Part 8 – Creating Non-Hierarchical Custom Taxonomies

This is the eighth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community library website. In this lesson we set up our non-hierarchical custom taxonomies. We go through the process of configuring them using the Custom Post Type