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The Difference between Post and Pages

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In this beginner series we are exploring all the aspects of the WordPress and Thesis interface. In this video we explain the difference between Posts and Pages in WordPress. A post is content that you can categorize and tag and then sort through by categories, tags and dates. A page is content that does not

How Pagination Works

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We look at the WordPress pagination system and how the next and previous links work in order of pages. By default posts are displayed with the latest post first. Pagination appears to operate backwards with page 1 showing the most recent post, page 2 showing earlier posts and so on. You could set up your

Community News Website

This is a 16 part case study where we create a Thesis based community news website and show how to use Permalinks, Custom Post Types, Category Display Order, Custom Post Meta for Events, Custom Loops, and Events Display.

Post not Showing Author’s Name

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A member raised concerns when he noticed that his posts don’t display the author’s name. We looked at the Thesis Design Options -> Display Options Settings and the WordPress User Profile Settings. It turned out that he had nothing set for “Display name publicly as”. [S3VIDEO file='public/liveanswers/LA1-23-11b-authors-name-not-showing-post.mp4' bgimage='https://www.byobwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/LA1-23-11b-authors-name-not-showing-post1.jpg' displaymode='overlay'] Doug: My last question is my

Community Library Website

This is a 61 part case study on how to set up a community library website, how to organize materials, display them and style the site. Many intermediate techniques are used in this extensive WordPress and Thesis series.

How to Organize a Community Library Website

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A member asked how she can organize her community library site. She wants regular “what’s happening” blog posts, posts for books, posts for book reviews and a method of organizing and categorizing both books and book reviews. This is very similar to what we are doing in the Community News Case Study. I suggest that

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: