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Lesson 6 – Install Thesis 2.2 and Choose a Skin

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This video tutorial lesson describes the type of small business website we will be creating throughout the rest of this course.  We explain the benefits of choosing Thesis 2.2 to create our small business website. Skins are an important aspect of Thesis 2.2 so we discuss what skins are and how they work in Thesis.  We'll also discuss the

What’s the Fastest Way to Come Up to Speed with Thesis 2.1 when Building a New Site

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In this session we discuss the fastest way to come up to speed with Thesis 2.1 when building a new site. And how to come up with a content plan, outline the pages and start building the content before deciding what the site will look like. We discuss the importance of content which is the

Troubleshooting and Solving Responsiveness Issues in Thesis 2.1

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In this session we troubleshoot and solve responsiveness issues in Thesis 2.1 for an image that has absolute height. We use custom CSS for the image container widget and remove the bottom margin to get rid of the height because it’s set automatically and is too tall for the space. We show how to specify

How to Create a Real Estate Listing with Custom Post Types and Custom Fields in Thesis 2.1

In this session we show how to create a real estate listing with custom post types and custom fields in Thesis 2.1 using the Types plugin and the BYOB Post Meta Fields Extended Box for Thesis 2.1 which gives you a great deal of control over the post meta. We also recommend watching the video

How to Adjust Spacing Between the Excerpt and the Read More Button in Thesis 2.1

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In this session we demonstrate how to adjust spacing between the Excerpt and the Read More button in Thesis 2.1 using custom CSS and show three places to remove the margin. Member: I can't see at all any under CSS or anywhere how to manipulate that space. It's in the bottom of the Excerpt and

Help! My Thesis 2.1 Sidebar Drops to the Bottom of the Page

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In this session we show how to fix a Thesis 2.1 sidebar that drops to the bottom of the page. In Custom CSS, we change the width of the custom container, take the image and make it wider so that it matches. We also get rid of bottom margin and change the bottom border to

Supercharge Your Video SEO with Schema

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This is our follow up seminar to Supercharge Your SEO with Schema for Genesis 2 and Thesis 2 sites but here we focus specifically on video schema in the Thesis 2 Theme. You will learn why Schema is important for video SEO and how to implement it on a Thesis 2 site using our BYOB Video Publishing System.

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 19 – Customize the Registration Form Submit Button

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We just created a registration form that can be filled out as part of the automated registration for the Free Membership site in WordPress that we are building. Next I’d like to show how to customize the submit button fo the form so it looks similar to one already on the site. In this case,

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 14 – Why is Automating Registration a Good Thing?

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The last time we met for this How to Create a Free Membership Site in WordPress we created the membership aspect of this site. Just to remind you the example site of this type of site that we’re creating is Joanna's 24 Days 2 Skinny website. She's a network marketer and one of her unique

How to Build a Free Membership Site – Part 12 – Advanced Content Protection Using Thesis 2.1

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Now that you know how to control access to pages and posts for a free membership site in WordPress it’s time to look at advanced content protection using Thesis 2.1. We're going to do that on our example site and we are going to install a box called Display Content by User Role. You can

How to Right Align a Menu in Thesis 2.1

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In this session we demonstrate how to right align a menu in Thesis 2.1 where we set an explicit width to top nav and when the browser window gets below that width we reset that to 100% wide. Member: Can you please narrow the width of the screen of your browser. Further, further. The menu

How to Choose Between Thesis 2.1 & Genesis 2.0 for Building your Website – Part 3 – Choosing the Theme Based on the Availability of High Quality Designs

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The next thing we’re going to talk about in this comparison of the Thesis 2 Theme and Genesis 2 Theme is choosing a theme based on the availability of high-quality designs. Both of the themes rely on add-ons. Genesis uses child themes and Thesis uses skins, but in both cases, neither of them are generally

How to Choose Between Thesis 2.1 & Genesis 2.0 for Building your Website – Part 11 – Summary & Recommendation for DIY Web Designers

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Now that you have my summary and recommendations for which theme, Thesis 2 or Genesis 2, to choose for the DIY candidate building a website, next up is my summary and recommendation for web designers. Who is a web designer? Well, you build websites for others or you want to build website for others in

How to Choose Between Thesis 2.1 & Genesis 2.0 for Building your Website – Part 10 – Summary & Recommendation for DIY Website Builders

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I’ve given you my recommendations for which theme, Thesis 2 or Genesis 2 is right, for different types of beginners, so now it’s time for my summary and recommendation for the DIY website builder. First, who is the DIY website builder? Well, you’re a DIY website builder if you have more than one site, you

How to Choose Between Thesis 2.1 & Genesis 2.0 for Building your Website – Part 9 – Summary & Recommendation for Beginners

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Now that we’ve compared the Thesis 2 theme and Genesis 2 theme, that brings me to my summary and recommendations. First, we’re going to talk with beginners. Now actually I have three types of beginners in mind. The first kind of beginner is a beginner that has a limited time with no interest in learning

How to Choose Between Thesis 2.1 & Genesis 2.0 for Building your Website – Part 8 – Choosing the Theme Based on its Learning Curve

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The next thing I want to talk about briefly is choosing either the Genesis 2 theme or the Thesis 2 theme based on the learning curve associated with using them. I’d like to suggest an analogy, I don’t mean this analogy to be pejorative because it shouldn’t be construed to be that way. This is

How to Choose Between Thesis 2.1 & Genesis 2.0 for Building your Website – Part 7 – Choosing the Theme Based on How Easy it is to Customize its Functionality

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We’ve just talked about the ways in which you can customize the appearance of Thesis 2 and Genesis 2. Now let’s talk about the other kind of customization which is functional customization or changing the function of a website. So what do I mean by customize functionality? By that, I mean changing layouts, creating custom

How to Choose Between Thesis 2.1 & Genesis 2.0 for Building your Website – Part 6 – Choosing the Theme Based on How Easy it is to Customize its Appearance

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The next thing we’re going to talk about in this comparison of Thesis 2 and Genesis 2 themes is choosing the theme based on how easy it is to customize its appearance. So what do I mean by “customizing its appearance”? What I’m referring to here in this case is changing font sizes and colors,

How to Choose Between Thesis 2.1 & Genesis 2.0 for Building your Website – Part 5 – Choosing the Theme Based on the Ability of 3rd Party Add-ons

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The next thing we’re going to talk about in this comparison of Thesis 2 and Genesis 2 themes is choosing a theme based on third-party add-ons. I like to refer to this as the add-on ecosystem. In most cases, we’re talking about plugins. If you go to wordpress.org, and search for Genesis in the plugins

How to Choose Between Thesis 2.1 & Genesis 2.0 for Building your Website – Part 4 – Choosing the Theme Based on SEO Features

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The next thing we’re going to talk about in this comparison of Thesis 2 and Genesis 2 themes is choosing a theme based on SEO features. I’m going to start off by saying that Thesis and Genesis are virtually identical in this respect. Although, when they talk about themselves, they talk about themselves as if