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Now that you know how pages and posts matter for site structure, we're are going to begin by creating pages. We will get to adding blog functionality a bit later in this process of creating a Professional Services Website. We've got an outline of our pages that we just looked at. This is the website

Using the WordPress Blog Functionality

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Now that you have seen how to configure WordPress to be like a traditional website let’s talk about using the WordPress blog functionality. Again, remember that WordPress was originally developed as a blogging application and your home page displayed a list of your latest blog posts with the latest blog post on the top. In

Lesson 12 – Part 5 – Set the Display Style for Posts and Archive Pages

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The next thing we're going to do is set the display style for our posts in archive pages for the Genesis Theme. Right now we have our default and it's essentially full posts, that's what we've got going on here. If we look at our category "Site Design", those are also showing up as full

Lesson 7 – Part 8 – Add the Faux Page Title to the Posts Page

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The next thing for us to do is to add our faux page title. Remember that our faux page title looks like this, we've got an image, we've got this word Blog and we've got our dashed line under that. We need to add this faux page title to our page and it looks like

Lesson 7 – Part 6 – Set Up Ending Post Meta

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The next thing we'll do is setup our ending post meta. Now, the default ending post meta in this case is just this comment link. The first thing we're going to do is remove this comment link. This comment link is actually a function in Thesis. Let's go back to Table of Contents and look

Lesson 7 – Part 4 – Restructure the Headline Area

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Now, what we want to do is restructure our headline area. Obviously, the first thing to say about that is that we want to use the default heading for all of our pages but for everything else, we want to use this style of heading with this different color and we want to have the

Lesson 7 – Part 3 – Exclude Categories from Posts Page

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The next thing to do is something we haven't talked about yet and that is to exclude categories from your Posts Page. This is a common request and is done frequently incorrectly. In fact, if you've been watching me for awhile, you have seen me demonstrate this incorrectly. Now I want to show you the

Lesson 7 – Part 2 – Setup Thesis Design Options

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We're going to start off by setting up the Thesis Design Options. Next week, we're going to setup a system where when somebody activates this child theme, it automatically configures Thesis Design Options. This way no explanation is necessary for how to configure the design options. Nevertheless, before we get to that point, we're going

Lesson 7 – Part 1 – Map Out the Posts Page

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Good morning everybody and welcome to this Lesson 7 of our Create a Responsive Child Theme for Thesis class. Today, we are going to create our customized Posts page. Before we do that, I just want to talk about what we're going to do with our Posts page here. This is the sample that we're

Lesson 7 – Create the Posts Page Template

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Posts Page faux heading Display format Excerpt style No full posts on posts page No teasers on posts page This same thing will happen on archive pages Post Heading Headline meta Category with link Date Excerpt ending Closing meta Closing links Display Options Bylines Posts Archives Home Page Display Options Post Image and Thumbnails Objective

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