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Lesson 17 – Part 6 – Ex #2 – Add Sidebar Configuration Options

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To continue using what we’ve learned in this lesson on Using Custom Post Meta in the Thesis theme, we’re going to add sidebar configuration options. What we're going to do is create a post meta box that will control whether or not these attention boxes show up or this alternate feature box shows up. If

Lesson 17 – Part 5 – Ex # 1 – Add Custom Page Specific Content to the Sidebar

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Now we’re going to use what we’ve learned in this lesson on Using Custom Post Meta in the Thesis theme to add custom page specific content to the sidebar. This will be example number 1, again which is to create a meta box that will allow us to add custom page specific content to the

Use get_post_meta () with the Custom Fields Plugin

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In this session we show how to use get_post_meta () with the Custom Fields Plugin using the embed code that the plugin generates. We go through the process of capturing the value of the post meta, putting it in a variable and using that to display something on the page. We also use a conditional

How to Create Custom Templates For Posts – Part 2 – Remove Sidebars from Posts

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This is the second in a short series on creating custom template styles for posts. We will be using Thesis hooks and filters to create these “post templates”. In this second part we write the function that removes the sidebars from the appropriate posts using the thesis_show_sidebars filter. Step 2 is now to create a

How to Create Custom Templates For Posts – Part 6 – Write the CSS

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This is the sixth and final lesson in a short series on creating custom template styles for posts. We will be using Thesis hooks and filters to create these “post templates”. In this part we create the CSS rules to make our templates layout the way we expect them to. Okay so that brings us

How to Create Custom Templates For Posts – Part 5 – Create Minimalist Template

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This is the fifth in a short series on creating custom template styles for posts. We will be using Thesis hooks and filters to create these “post templates”. In this part we write the function that removes the header, navigation menu and the footer from the template. We use the thesis_show_footer filter to remove the

How to Create Custom Templates For Posts – Part 4 – Add Custom Sidebars

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This is the fourth in a short series on creating custom template styles for posts. We will be using Thesis hooks and filters to create these “post templates”. In this part we write the functions that creates the custom sidebars and then adds them to the appropriate post template. So then the next thing to

How to Create Custom Templates For Posts – Part 3 – Add Custom Body Class

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This is the third in a short series on creating custom template styles for posts. We will be using Thesis hooks and filters to create these “post templates”. In this part we write the function that adds a custom body class to each custom template using the thesis_body_classes filter. So that takes us on to

Community Library Case Study Case Study – Part 61 Get the Catalog Item Post Image

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This is the 61st 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 get the post image of the Catalog Item and display it on the Review. This way we don’t need to duplicate data by having 2

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 60 Link Reviews Back to Catalog Items

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This is the 60th 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 create the link on the Review that takes us to the original Catalog Item.  We use get_post_meta to get the catalog item post id and

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 24, Add Taxonomy and Post Meta Data to the Teaser

This is the twenty fourth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we add the custom post meta of subtitle and author’s name to the teaser. We previously added this information to the post. We accomplish this with Thesis hooks in custom_functions.php.

Multilingual Website Case Study Part 5 – Add the Language Switching Function

This is the fifth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Multilingual Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we create the function that allows us to switch between different languages. We get the new post meta, we use the new WordPress 3.1 function called “meta_query” and we create

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: