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How to Change the Sort Order of Specific Category and Tag Archive Pages

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In this session we show how to change the sort order of specific category and tag archive pages using the WordPress pre_get_posts () filter which intercepts the query after it’s formed but before it is executed and gives the opportunity to change named query variables. We write a code to limit the scope of change

How to Setup California Local Sales Tax in Shopp Part 2 – the shopp_cart_taxrate() Filter

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In this session we discuss the use of the shopp_cart_taxrate_() filter to filter the tax rates. The filter grabs the value of the rate and lets us change the value. We create a conditional statement so that if it is California it will return a specific number otherwise it returns the default rate. This is

Thesis Custom Templates Part 2 – Do you need a Custom Template to Customize the Appearance of a Specific Page?

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The member asks if he needs to use custom templates in order to create a site where each page has similar structure but with different colors. We discuss the various methods of customization of a Thesis website.  I describe the 3 types of customization available in Thesis: Customizing using custom classes and CSS Customizing using

Thesis Sidebars – Reconfigure Sidebars Without a Custom Template

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Thesis 1.8 now features a method of reconfiguring the sidebars without using custom templates. Girlie has posted on the DIY Themes Forum that describes a method of dynamically selecting sidebars and sidebar configurations without using a custom template. That forum thread can be found here. This can be used along with my blog post on