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Configuring WordPress to be Like a Traditional Website

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We're going to start off by configuring WordPress to act like a traditional website. There are just going to be pages. It doesn't have a blog and it’s not going to use categories or tags or anything like that. All it's going to use are pages. I’m going to show you a bit of structure

Lesson 3 – Part 6 – Configuring WordPress to be Like a Traditional Website

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We just finished talking about the 3 Different Ways to Use WordPress and now we’re going to look at one of those ways, using WordPress as a traditional or static website, in depth. In order to use WordPress as a static site for a small business you have to set some configurations because as I

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 5 – Identifying Static and Dynamic Content in Our Magazine Site

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Now that we are finished with our theoretical discussion, we're going to take that discussion and come back over here and look at this magazine style site because right now, we need to draw a distinction between static and dynamic content on the site. Content is static if it doesn't change, if you can set

Lesson 7 – Part 3 – Using WordPress Tools to Organize the Site

WordPress gives you a couple of sets of tools to help you organize your site. You don’t just have to organize this on your own. There are some mechanisms inside of WordPress that you can employ to get this organization set up. And really, principally, there are two sets of tools. It’s important that you

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

Lesson 7 – Part 5 – Create the Pages

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We're going to start creating the Pages for our business/professional Genesis theme site. What we're going to do is to start without a page outline just to understand the hierarchy. We've got our Home page and we're going to have a Finished Products page, inside that Finished Products page, there are going to be some

Lesson 7 – Part 4 – Using WordPress Tools to Organize the Site

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WordPress gives us a set of tools to organize your Genesis theme website and I'm going to describe those sets of tools in two ways. Simplified View of the Tools First is the Training Wheel View of these tools. Please understand that this is a simplified explanation of the concepts but for the purposes of

Lesson 7 – Part 5 – Create the Pages

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WordPress Categories What we're going to talk about next is how to create these pages in WordPress. Kim notes that she thinks one of the most difficult things to do is to figure out how to use categories. We are going to talk about categories in a couple of weeks in several sessions when we

Should My Site Have a Static Front Page?

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This member asks whether or not her site should use a static front page for its home page rather than a traditional blog page. We discuss the situations in which a static front page is appropriate and consider the SEO implications of a blog page versus static page. Rick: So the next question you asked

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

Should WordPress be Used to Create Static Websites?

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A member asks if WordPress is an appropriate tool for a purely static website. If the website has no "dynamic" elements and consists of only static webpages, should WordPress and Thesis be used to create such a site? [S3VIDEO file='public/liveanswers/LA1-23-11a-static-vs-dynamic-site.mp4' bgimage='https://www.byobwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/LA1-23-11a-static-vs-dynamic-site21.jpg' displaymode='overlay'] Does that make sense? Yes, that’s fine. What about… how do I handle

What’s the Best Way to Create A Static/Dynamic Hybrid Site

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This member asks about the best way to combine both static and dynamic pages or static and dynamic elements in a single site. We discuss what "static" means in WordPress. We also discuss how to have a completely static WordPress website. Then we discuss the Hybrid content type where some elements of the site are