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Thesis 2 Templates

Box Inheritance & Persistence

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The next thing I want to talk about is Box inheritance and Box persistence. There was a question asked about this in a former session and it’s an important thing to understand. Let’s look at the nav menu for an example. Everywhere you place this nav menu, the class of menu and this output control

HTML – Using The Template Editor

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The next thing we are going to talk about is using the template editor and using boxes in Thesis 2.3. There are three functions of core Thesis boxes. One of the functions is as a container. The container can hold other containers and it can hold content placeholders. The second function is as a WordPress

The Relationship of Boxes to Actual Pages

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We’re going to talk about the relationship of boxes to actual pages. We just looked at the different types of templates in Thesis 2.3 so now it makes sense to look at what makes up those templates and how that is reflected in the pages themselves. You have the basic Thesis Classic Responsive layout here.

Types of Templates in Thesis 2

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What types of templates are in Thesis 2? There are two kinds of templates. There are core templates which are automatically applied to the appropriate pages. You don’t do anything to make that happen. You don’t have to intervene or say which template applies to which kind of page. It automatically applies because of WordPress

What is the Relationship Between Skins, Templates and Web Pages?

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We are going to talk about the relationship between skins, templates and web pages. Some of you may be coming from the traditional HTML web building environment. In that case, a website consists of a whole bunch of documents. Each web page is a single document or documents with other documents imported in. You actually

Restructure the Layout of a Skin

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What we are going to do give the default Thesis Classic Responsive an updated look. This is the customization that we have done so far to date on Classic Responsive. It has a page width look. What people are doing much more often these days instead has horizontal appearing strands that span from one edge

If you Make a Change to a Box in One Template does that Change Exist in the Other Templates?

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Before we go on to the last topic in this Thesis 2.3 for DIY Website Builder seminar, we have a question that I’d like to answer. It is “If you make a change to one of your containers on a template do all of the other copied templates reflect that change. So when you copy

How to Add an Aweber Email Optin Box

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We just added a widgetized two column Feature Box to the front page in Thesis 2.3. In the left column we added a slider but the right hand column is empty and we need to put in an email optin form. But first we have to add the box for that. The way you install

How to Add a Widgetized Feature Box to the Front Page Using the Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor

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Next you’ll learn how to add a widgetized Feature Box to the front page using the Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor. Essentially what that means is that we are going to put a two column feature box below the menu and above the content. Then we’ll put a slider in one side and an email optin

Remove the Byline From Pages but Not Posts in the Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor

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Just as we moved the text box out of specific templates, we also want to do something similar with the byline. We want to remove it from pages but not posts. This is going to show you an example where the content of a box doesn’t change even though the box itself is used elsewhere.

Move the Menu Below the Header Image Using the Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor

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Now that you’ve gotten an introduction to the Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor we are going to begin customizing templates. During our Introduction to Thesis 2.3 seminar someone asked how to move the menu below the header image in Thesis 2.3. So that’s going to be our first task. Let’s come over here and take the

Understanding the Relationship of Boxes to Actual Pages

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Now let’s talk about the relationship of boxes to actual pages in Thesis 2.3. Let’s go back over to the Skin Editor and go to the Front Page template. Remember the Front Page is a child of the Page template. We come over to the Front Template and lets reduce the content down here so

Types of Templates in Thesis 2.3

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Now let’s talk about the types of templates that exist in Thesis 2.3. There are 2 types of templates. There are the core templates and there are the custom templates. A core template is automatically applied to a specific type of WordPress page. If you don’t do anything, then the appropriate core template is going

4 Main Concepts You Need to Understand to Effectively Use the Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor

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There are four main concepts that you need to understand in order to be able to use the Skin Editor effectively. The first concept is, “What is a Skin?”. A Skin is a collection of templates and a set of styles. Templates are essentially the structure of the page and styles are the things that

Part 18 – Set up the Front Template

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Now that we have configured the skin on the site the next thing to do is to set up the front page template. In order for us to do that we need to install a box and that is the BYOB Responsive Columns Box. We've installed that so now we’ll activate it. Save the boxes.

Part 11 – The Structure & Layout of the Pages

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Let's take a look at what the site looks like now that we have WordPress installed and Thesis installed on the subdomain. We don't have any of this website's content in yet and that's what we're going to spend today doing. However, before we do that, we really need to take a look at the

How to Set the Number of Posts that are Displayed on the Blog in Thesis 2.1

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In this session we demonstrate how to set the number of posts that are displayed on the blog in Thesis 2.1 from the template settings. We go to the Skin Editor then the Home Template and under WP Loop we set the number of posts to show. Member: As you can see the three excerpts

How to Display Testimonials in Thesis 2.1 Using Custom Post Types & Taxonomies – Part 5 – Setup the Testimonial Post Type Archive Page

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We just got the Testimonials Template configured to display the testimonials in Thesis 2.1 how we want. Now let’s take a look at our testimonials archive page and we only have one testimonial because that’s all we set up so far. Obviously we want to create a couple of other testimonials. And I want to

How to Display Testimonials in Thesis 2.1 Using Custom Post Types & Taxonomies – Part 4 – Setup the Testimonial Post Type Template

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We’re now going to set up our testimonial template as part of this seminar on Displaying Testimonials in Thesis 2.1 using Custom Post Types and Taxonomy. Let’s take a look at this testimonial we created and you can see that all we have here is “I love the way you teach” and then its got