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Lesson 11 – Using the Skin Editor to Configure and Style the Home Page

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In lesson 11 of our Build a Responsive Professional Website using Thesis Theme 2, we show how to use the Skin Editor to configure and style the Home Page. We begin by showing how to create a new widgets style package in the Agility Skin. Then we configure the Agility Feature Box and show how

Thesis 2.0 – The Difference Between the Home Template and the Front Page Template

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In this session we discuss the difference between the home template and the front page template. The Front Page Template only applies to a static front page and the Home Page Template always applies only to the Posts page. But if both the home and front pages are customizable, why do they both exist? Now

How to Identify the Home Page and Blog Page in the Colorway Theme

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In this session we show how to identify the home page and blog page in the ColorWay Theme. We select a template for the page that we want to be the posts page because the theme is configured so that the front page is automatically the home page as soon as widgets are added. Member: 

Lesson 11 – Part 1 – Change the Home Page Template

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Welcome to Lesson 11 in our How to Build a Professional Website Using WordPress and Thesis series. Tonight we are going to take a Home Page that we've been working on and turn it into something that looks like this, that is tonight, we are going to add style and content to the Home Page.

Lesson 11 – Add Style and Content to the Home Page Using Plugins & Widgets

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Lesson 11 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Thesis theme and WordPress focuses on how to add style and content to the Home Page of your small business website using plugins and widgets.We begin by talking about what templates are and the template choices available in the Thesis theme so that you

What Happens When You Make Your Home Page Private?

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In this session a member asks why his website is still accessible to the public after setting it to private. Here we explain that the solution is to use an “Under Construction” plugin that will allow him to make his website content only available to logged in users as opposed to making it private which

What is the Home Page and Where is it on My Dashboard?

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This member notes that his home page doesn’t show up in the page list. He wonders where he can find it in the dashboard. WordPress uses 3 terms that can be referred to as the “Home Page”. Those terms are Home Page, Front Page and Posts Page. We discuss the difference between them and show

The WordPress Home Page, Posts Page and Front Page

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In this basic lesson I discuss the differences between the home page, the posts page and the front page. WordPress uses these terms in very specific ways. I also demonstrate how to create a static front page and the behavior of a posts page. And so what we’ll do now is we will move on

Display Only a Single Category of Posts on the Home Page

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This member wants to display only a single category of posts on her homepage.  She doesn’t want any of the other posts to be displayed there.  She is using a posts page for her home page rather than a static front page.  I demonstrate how to add custom query variables to the Homepage Loop. Rick: