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Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 5 – Comparing Support and License

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In terms of support, both of them have really outstanding support. The place where Thesis is better than Genesis is that Thesis has this online user manual that is really spectacular. They've done an outstanding job with their Read Effen Manual Guide because it has lots of snippets in it for you to copy and

Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 4 – Compare Page Layout Selection & Customizing with and without Coding

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The next area to compare is something that's very interesting and that is page layout selection. In Thesis, each page or post can only have one of two layouts, either as the default layout that you set up or it has the no sidebars layout and Archive pages can only have the default layout. You

Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 3 – Comparing Plugins, SEO and Site Speed

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Plugins For Genesis Our third area of comparison is plugins. Starting with Genesis again, it has a very large number of plugins in the WordPress repository that are designed specifically to augment Genesis. If you go to the WordPress repository, go to plugins and search for Genesis, you see a large number of plugins here

Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 2 – Comparing Intended Use & Child Themes

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We're going to take a look at our 10 areas of comparison and see how both Thesis and Genesis stack up with each other. First Level of Customization in Thesis In this case we'll start it off with Thesis and we're going to talk about their intended use first. Thesis is really intended to be

Create a Thesis Responsive Child Theme

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This course teaches a developer or designer how to create a responsive child theme for Thesis. If you are familiar with Thesis customization and want to create your own mobile ready website that looks great on a mobile device, iPhone, tablet, iPad and desktop computer then this course is tailor made for you.

Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 1 – Introduction

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Good morning everybody and welcome to this special BYOB Website presentation. Today we're going to make a comparison of Thesis 1.8.4 and Genesis 1.8. The reason why I'm making this comparison is because a few months ago, we decided that we were going to add video lessons about using Genesis to BYOB Website. And in

Build a Professional Website Using WordPress and the Thesis 1.85 Theme

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This is a new 8 lesson series that teaches a beginner how to create a professional website using WordPress and the Thesis theme 1.85 for WordPress.  If you are an independent professional, solo-preneur or small business owner who wants to create their own website then this course is tailor made for you.  We focus on

Considerations in Choosing to Use a Single WordPress Site VS WordPress Multisite

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This member is creating a large website for an organization with 100 chapters, each needing their own presence on the site. He wonders what the best way to approach this is and if Thesis is a good choice for a theme in this context. We discuss two options - the first is to have a

Can Thesis be Installed on a WordPress.com Website?

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This member wonders if Thesis can be installed on a WordPress.com website. I explain why it can’t be done and suggest a way to recreate his own WordPress.com site on a self hosted domain. Okay so let’s see, Brian asked a question, “Is it possible to install Thesis not on a hosted website?” No, it’s

Custom Front Page Loop that Displays One Post from Each Category

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Learn how to create a custom home page that will display the first post from each category on your site. This series involves using a custom template, creating a custom loop, and using the jCapSlide plugin for adding jQuery.

How to Convert an Existing Site to Thesis

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This member needs wants to convert an existing WordPress site to the Thesis Theme. In this video we discuss the various elements of his site and the tools needed in order to convert the site to Thesis. His site has a couple of items that can only be recreated using custom_functions.php such as a rotating

How to Convert a Site to Thesis

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We show a member how to convert an existing site to a Thesis based site. For many of the steps you can use Thesis Design Options but others require knowing how to use the custom.css file and one element, the footer text, requires using custom_functions.php. If you are unfamiliar with how to use these files

Change the Heading and Tagline Styling in the 2010 Theme for WordPress

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A new member is using the 2010 Theme for WordPress and would like to change the heading, tagline and body font styles and sizes. We demonstrate briefly how you would accomplish this very easily in Thesis Design Options and some of the differences in editing Thesis versus the 2010 Theme. Then we show how to

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