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Lesson 14 – Part 2 – How to Find your Site’s Files and Database

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In past classes I have not talked about finding your database and files but I feel like it needs to be emphasized. I’ve observed a number of times when people couldn’t figure out the locations. So if I need to backup my database, where is my database? Or if I need to backup my files,

Configure FileZilla for Synchronized Browsing on a Subdomain

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In this session we show how to configure FileZilla for synchronized browsing on a subdomain. We After identifying where in the directory structure of the server the other site is, we add find the local server and the remote server and have them synchronized. Member: You know, I followed the instructions. All this is really

How to Create File Constants in Thesis 2

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In this session we discuss how to create constants to reference skin, box and package files in Thesis 2. Thesis 2 constants can be found in thesis.php. We use WordPress and Thesis constants to create our own custom constants. Member:  How about now? Rick:  That’s better. Yes, thank you. Member:  Okay, sorry about that. Rick:

Troubleshooting Filezilla Synchronized Browsing with Multiple Domains

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In this session we troubleshoot Filezilla synchronized browsing with multiple domains. We discuss the creation of a file structure in the computer that mirrors the file structure in the website. It is important to understand the root of the website and make sure that you have the right starting place for a given website. Rick: 

Lesson 2 – Part 3 – Set Up the Child Theme File Structure

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Let's start talking about some technical things. What we're going to talk about first is the child theme file structure. Right now, we don't really have a child theme file structure, it's got the Thesis Responsive child theme and inside of that, you've got functions.php, screenshot.png and style.css and that's it. It just doesn't really

Lesson 4 – Part 4 – Synchronize your Local and Remote Files

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Configure FileZilla to Synchronize Local and Remote Files Welcome back to Part 4 of Lesson 4 of the Start Building Your Website Here Tutorial Series. In this part of the lesson we will learn how to synchronize the two file structures, the local file structure and your remote file structure. It is important to use

Plugin Appears Not to Have Installed Itself in the Correct Location

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This member notices that a plugin appears to have installed itself in the wrong location. She notices that it created folders directly within the wp-content directory. We discuss why plugins might create additional folders outside of the wp-content/plugins directory. Rick: Angela says, “I installed the plugin this afternoon but it was when I was in

Lesson 1 – Part 1 – Understanding the Default WordPress and Thesis File Structure

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Welcome to Lesson 1 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. In this lesson, you’ll learn about managing and maintaining your Thesis theme Customization File Structure. This lesson assumes that you have a WordPress installation and that the Thesis theme is installed and activated. In the first part of this lesson, we’ll examine

Lesson 1 – Part 2 – Set Up Local File Structure

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Welcome back to Part 2 of Lesson 1 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. In the second part of this tutorial we are going to create a local file structure that mirrors our website’s file structure. Importance of Having a Local Copy of your Customization File Structure Now, why is this important?

Lesson 1 – Part 4 – Create a Local Copy of Thesis

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Welcome back to Part 4 of Lesson 1 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. In this part of the lesson, we are going to create a local copy of our Thesis theme customization files. Connect with FileZilla and Download Files If you haven’t already done so, go ahead and connect to your

Lesson 1 – Part 5 – Prepare Our Thesis Site for Customization

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Welcome back to the 5th and final part of Lesson 1 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. In this final part of the lesson, we are going to prepare our Thesis theme website for customization. Dashboard Warning Message And so here I am at the website. I’m going to go to wp-content,

Lesson 1 – Managing the File Structure

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In this video tutorial lesson you will learn how to effectively manage the file structure of your website.  Customizing the Thesis theme involves editing files created by Thesis for this purpose.  A key ingredient to properly managing the files on your site is to create and manage a mirror version of those files on your local