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Types of WordPress Widgets

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Now that you have an understanding of what widgets are, let’s take a look at some of the widgets available on a WordPress website. Some of these widgets are really only good for blogs, for example, archives calendar categories, recent comments, recent posts, RSS and tag cloud. Those really are only useful if you've got

Understanding WordPress Widgets

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Welcome to this fourth and final session in our WordPress 4.7 crash course. In this next session we are going to focus on customizing the functionality of your site in particular using widgets and plugins. Let’s come over here to the Appearance and the Widgets panel this is what I refer to as the widgets

Customizing the Functionality of your WordPress Site

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In this fourth and final lesson of our WordPress 4.7 Crash Course we focus on customizing the functionality of your site in particular using widgets and plugins. We make sure that beginners get a solid understanding of what WordPress widgets are, Understanding WordPress Widgets, and the types that are available, Types of WordPress Widgets. Then

Types of WordPress Widgets

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Now that we’ve gone over what a widget is and how to work with them on your WordPress website let’s take a look at the types of widgets available. WordPress has a couple of different types of widgets built in. I place them into 3 different categories: Blog related widgets Safely ignored widgets Widgets are

Understanding WordPress Widgets

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Good Morning and welcome to lesson 12 in this class on how to build a Professional Website using WordPress and Thesis theme 2.3. In this lesson we are going to work with plugins and widgets. The first question to answer is “what is a widget?”. Well, a widget is a module essentially that adds content

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 26 – Types of WordPress Widgets

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Now that you understand what widgets are and how they work in WordPress 3.9, the next thing to talk about are the types of available WordPress widgets. Widgets really fall into 5 categories. The first category is blog related widgets. These are the widgets that only work if you are using the blog functionality on

WordPress 3.9 Crash Course – Part 25 – Understanding WordPress Widgets

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The next thing we're going to talk about are widgets in WordPress 3.9. So what is a widget? A widget is a module that adds content or functionality to a page. For example, let’s look at this site here with this photo gallery. The photo gallery is a widget that was inserted into this page.

Lesson 12 – Part 7 – Using Blog Related Widgets

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Now we’re going to talk about widgets that are useful for blogs. You probably remember from our widgets lecture that there were these widgets I described as blog related widgets. And that is archives, calendar, categories, recent comments, recent posts, RSS, tag cloud, Thesis killer recent entries and Thesis subscriptions. Well, we’re going to go

Lesson 10 – Part 3 – Types of WordPress Widgets

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From my perspective, there are 3 types of widgets that come default with WordPress and with Thesis 2. Blog Related Widgets The first kind of widgets are blog related widgets. These are widgets that you might use if you have a blog. If you don’t have a blog, you’re not going to use them. Examples

Lesson 10 – Part 2 – Understanding WordPress Widgets

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Now we’re going to talk about widgets. You’ve already seen some of these in action because it’s really hard to start in a linear fashion and move step by step through setting up a site without jumping around a little bit. But now we’re going to have a more formal description of what’s going on

Lesson 10 – Using Plugins, Widgets, Boxes & Packages

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In lesson 10 of our Build a Responsive Professional Website using Thesis Theme 2, you learn all about plugins, widgets, boxes and packages, both what they are and how they work. But before we dive into that we go through using Post Images in Thesis 2 and our Agility Skin. There are many ways to

Lesson 12 – Part 6 – Using Blog Related Widgets

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The next thing we're going to talk about is using blog related widgets in the Genesis theme. The last time we talked about widgets, we only talked about the widgets that were applicable without using a blog. Now, we're going to talk about blog related widgets and we're going to see those from our Appearance

Troubleshooting a Problem with Dynamic Widgets

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In this session we troubleshoot a problem with dynamic widgets and look at the Dynamic Widget plugin exception rule for widgets. For those of you using Shopp, we suggest as an alternative the use of our plugin called Shopp Connect for Thesis to make the multimedia box available to products which allows videos to be

When to Use a Widget Instead of a Menu

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In this session we discuss when to use a widget instead of a menu. Menus in WordPress are designed to display horizontally but can be made to display vertically by adding some CSS. In this case, someone wants to create a vertical menu list but doesn’t want to use CSS. We talk about the different

How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 9 – Create the Footer Widgets

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In this session we show how to create the footer widgets in the new Thesis site. We install and activate the Black Studio TinyMCE Widget plugin and use this to upload an image and assign text for the text widget. We need to get these images and this, we need this Coldwell Banker. Is this

Lesson 10 – Part 2 – Types of WordPress Widgets

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I divide widgets into 3 different kinds. To start, there are widgets that are related to a blog. The blog related widgets are Archives, Calendar, Categories, the Genesis theme - eNews and Updates, Featured Posts, Recent Comments, Recent Posts, RSS and the Tag Cloud. These are all widgets that only make sense to use if

Lesson 10 – Part 1 – Understanding WordPress Widgets

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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Lesson 10 of our How to Build a Professional Website Using the Genesis theme and WordPress course. Tonight, we are going to talk about understanding and using plugins and widgets. A widget is a module that adds content or functionality to a page, it can only be placed

Lesson 11 – Setup the Agency Home Page Using Plugins & Widgets

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In Lesson 11 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Genesis theme and WordPress we set up the Agency child theme Home Page using plugins and widgets. We begin by talking about the Genesis/Agency Home Page, the typical page elements and home page elements and how to add the welcome message. Then we

Lesson 10 – Understanding and Using Plugins & Widgets

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In Lesson 10 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Genesis theme and WordPress we explain how plugins and widgets work and how to use them. We begin by talking about what a widget is, using the widgets panel and types of WordPress widgets. Then we move on to talking about plugins, what

Lesson 12 – Part 6 – Using Blog Related Widgets

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Now we need to talk about using blog related widgets because last time we talked about all the non-blog related widgets. There actually are a number of widgets that we want to use if we are using this blog functionality. Killer Recent Entries The two widgets that we're going to take a look at tonight