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Community News Case Study Part 2 – Setting Up the Test Site

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This is the second in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS).  One member asked how to create a “Community News” site so that each community had its own “blog” page or “articles” page.  In this video we create the the testing site from test data

Community News Case Study Part 1 – Custom Taxonomy vs Custom Post Types

This is the first in a series of live discussions on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). One member asked how to create a “Community News” site so that each community had its own “blog” page or “articles” page. The goal here is to have a site that allows categorization by

The Difference Between Thesis 1.8.4 and Genesis 1.8.0

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In this session, we discuss the fundamental differences between Thesis and Genesis. We focus on the amount of time and work it takes to achieve a certain level of appearance and how much customization and flexibility are built into the themes. Member: Okay and then so at this point, unless you have anything else you

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.

Community Library Website – Case Study Part 2 – Create Custom Post Types

This is the second in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community library site. We are using custom post types for different types of content. We have determined that we will have 2 additional types of content,

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.

Community News Case Study Part 10 – Create Category Display Order

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This is the tenth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community news site. This video explains how to add a category display order. Ordinarily categories are displayed by category id or alphabetically. We use the My Category

Community News Case Study Part 8 – Add Thesis Meta to Custom Post Types

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This is the eighth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). In this case study we are creating a community news site. Here we discuss how to enable the Thesis meta in the custom post types in the community new website. Thesis meta enables the Thesis

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

Community News Case Study Part 9 – Display Custom Post Types by Category

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This is part 9 in our case study demonstrating the use of Thesis as a CMS with a Community News Site. We are using custom post types for each community and have created a community “posts” page where those custom post types will be displayed. Next we will display our community posts as organized by

Community News Case Study Part 3 – Convert Posts to Custom Post Types

This is the third in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS).  In this case study we are creating a community news site.  We will now create 2 new custom post types, 1 for each community using the Custom Post Type UI plugin.  Next we need

Community News Case Study Part 6 – Listing Custom Post Types on the Appropriate Page

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This is part 6 in our case study demonstrating the use of Thesis as a CMS with a Community News Site. We are using custom post types for each community and now are creating a community “posts” page where those custom post types will be displayed.  We demonstrate in this video: Creating the pages that

Community News Case Study Part 7 – Community News Site Future Refinements

We have been building a community news CMS site in our Live Question and Answer sessions.  This member is offering some additional refinements he’d like to see in the case study website. Currently the site we have constructed has a separate “posts” page that displays all of the custom posts for a given community.  Now

Community News Case Study Part 5 – Install and Configure Thesis

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We are demonstrating using WordPress and Thesis as a CMS in our community news case study.  In this video we install the Thesis Theme  to test the Community News Site.  Highlighted in this video are: Thesis theme  installation for the Community News site Configuring Thesis General Settings Configuring Thesis Site Options Setting up FTP connection

Community News Case Study Part 4 – Configure Permalinks for Custom Post Types

We have been building a community news site as a case study.  On that site we are using a custom post type for each community.  Thus the Edmonds community has the “Edmonds News” post type and the Seattle community has the “Seattle News” post type. In this video we set up and configure a permalink