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How to Approach Organizing a Complex Website

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In this session we discuss how to approach organizing a complex website so that users can find information quickly. We discuss the most important use of categories which is to provide structured URLs for search engines. The category names become part of the URL so they should reflect the content that's being displayed and include

Create a Magazine Style Blog Site with Thesis 2 – Part 4 – Organizing Content in WordPress

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If you have a page that you want to display all of your posts of a given category, that page is called a Category Archive page and we're going to be spending essentially all of our time looking at styling and organizing Category Archive pages but that's what that Category page is, it's called a

Lesson 12 – Part 2 – Organizing Content in WordPress

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WordPress has some inherent organization. There’s organization that is automatically built in to WordPress that is going to be there no matter what you do. And you see that in the first place with pages. Pages are automatically hierarchical and no typical WordPress taxonomies apply. That means pages are not organized by date. Pages aren’t

Lesson 12 – Part 1 – WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS)

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Well good morning everybody and welcome to Lesson 12 of our series How To Build A Professional Website Using WordPress and Thesis 2. Up until this point, we have been talking about our WordPress website as a static site. We’ve only talked about pages. We’ve been creating pages and we’ve been styling Agility. And for

Lesson 12 – Add Blog Functionality to the Thesis 2 Site

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In lesson 12 of our Build a Responsive Professional Website using Thesis Theme 2, we show how to add a blog and blog functionality to your site. Before we begin though we discuss using WordPress as a content management system (CMS). Here we talk about terminology, the content types that can be created using WordPress,

Lesson 12 – Part 2 – Organizing Content in WordPress

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The next thing we're going to talk about is organizing content in WordPress. Right now, we have a sense of the terminology of the WordPress Content Management System. Now, we're going to talk about organizing content in WordPress. To start that off, we're going to talk about the inherent organization in WordPress because if you

Lesson 12 – Part 1 – WordPress and Genesis as a Content Management System (CMS)

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Good evening everybody and welcome to this Thursday evening edition of How to Build a Professional Website Using the Genesis theme and WordPress. This is Lesson 12 and tonight, we will be talking about how to add blog functionality to a Genesis theme site. We're going to start off this conversation with terminology that may

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 12 – Part 2 – Organizing Content in WordPress

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Inherent Organization in WordPress The first part of organizing content in WordPress is the inherent organization that exists in WordPress. By inherent organization what I mean is, organization that exists without you doing anything. WordPress has some organization that is automatic and that is inherent. It also has some organization that requires you to take

Lesson 12 – Add Blog Functionality to the Site

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In Lesson 12 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Thesis theme and WordPress we show how to add a blog to your small business website. We begin by talking about using WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS). We discuss what a CMS is and go through WordPress terminology for available content

Lesson 1 – Part 3 – WordPress Site Structure

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Before we take questions and before we close, I want to talk briefly about the site structure. Now as you probably already know, WordPress has four native structural elements. It has pages, posts, categories, and tags. Create a Membership Website – Pages A page is a piece of static content. So on my site, for

Community Library Website Case Study – Part 25, Add Taxonomy Data to the Teaser

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This is the twenty fifth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this lesson we continue to add data, location taxonomy and topics in this case, to the bottom of the Teaser. We align these on the bottom left with their respective names followed