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A New How-To! How to Create and Use a Favicon

calendar December 27, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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by Mike Nichols on December 27, 2009 · 0 comments

Favicons are the little icon next to your domain name in your browser URL bar. Take a look at the one for Thesis Theme Tools, which is the hammer in our header. A favicon of your own is a great way to make your site appear more professional and credible. Creating a favicon is easy, […]

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Another Unplugin — Tutorial: Easy Breadcrumbs Without a Plugin

calendar December 23, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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by Mike Nichols on December 23, 2009 · 0 comments

Breadcrumbs are used by many bloggers to show visitors where they are in the blog. It lists the file path from the home page to the current file, usually in a line of text between the header and the content. Previously, the only way for Thesis users to get breadcrumbs was to use the Yoast […]

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New Article! Tutorial: Rotating Image Gallery for Pages and Sidebars

calendar December 22, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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by Mike Nichols on December 22, 2009 · 0 comments

I have been asked many times how to put your own images into a rotating gallery. Until now the only choice you had was the NextGEN plugin, which has limitations, is complicated to set up, and lacks some important features. Help is at hand! Enter the Rotating Image Gallery! The new article, “Tutorial: Rotating Image […]

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New Article! Upgrading to Thesis 1.6

calendar December 13, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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by Mike Nichols on December 13, 2009 · 2 comments

The new version 1.6 of Thesis has some fantastic features, such as much greater control over fonts and colors, dropdown menus, and a host of other under-the-hood improvements. However, there is one big problem: Due to the many changes in how Thesis 1.6 uses the WordPress database, you cannot go back to a previous version […]

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Just for Newbies! Installing Thesis 1.6 for the First Time

calendar December 6, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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by Mike Nichols on December 6, 2009 · 1 comment

Installing Thesis 1.6 may look like a difficult task — all that copying, the file permissions, the renaming. But it doesn’t have to be that way! A new article just posted, “Installing Thesis 1.6 for the First Time” has all the help you need to install Thesis 1.6 quickly and easily. It has step-by-step directions […]

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Another New Menu! CSS Multilevel Dropdown Menu!

calendar October 31, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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by Mike Nichols on October 31, 2009 · 0 comments

I just love menuing systems, and have posted my fifth one for your enjoyment. It’s a CSS-only Multilevel Dropdown Menu, meaning that there is no JQuery, no JavaScript, and no plugin. That’s right — you can now have a multilevel dropdown menu at the same time as all of your favorite plugins like Featured Content […]

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New Tip! Upgrade-Proof Your Site with the bloginfo() Tag

calendar October 17, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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by Mike Nichols on October 17, 2009 · 0 comments

Thesis has the reputation of being upgrade-proof. That is, you do not lose your work in the custom folder when you upgrade. Running against this is the necessity of putting full URL paths to images and files in the custom_functions.php file. If you use a lot of images from your /custom/images folder, it can be […]

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You Too Can Have a Fat Footer!

calendar October 17, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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by Mike Nichols on October 17, 2009 · 0 comments

Widgetized “fat” footers are a popular addition to blog sites. There have been several threads on the DIYthemes Forums about widgetized footers, but often they are complicated and hard to follow. A new article, Tutorial: Widgetized “Fat” Footer, offers a solution that is simple to set up, needs no configuration and can be used right […]

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New Menu! Vertical Multilevel Dropdown Menu

calendar October 11, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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by Mike Nichols on October 11, 2009 · 1 comment

You’ve probably noticed the vertical menu at the top of the left sidebar. It is used for supplementary navigation to help you quickly find anything on this site. It is an example of the Vertical Multilevel Dropdown Menu described in a new tutorial. You can use the Vertical Menu as your main menu or as […]

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New Tutorial! Tabbed Info Pane

calendar October 11, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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by Mike Nichols on October 11, 2009 · 0 comments

You may have noticed a new addition to this blog page. At the top is a tabbed box containing recent posts, popular articles, and recent comments widgets, as well as a coming soon tab. This addition is the Tabbed Info Pane, and I have just written a tutorial to show you how to use it […]

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Updated: Multilevel Menu with CSS and JavaScript

calendar October 11, 2009   |   author Author: Mike Nichols
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by Mike Nichols on October 11, 2009 · 0 comments

The Multilevel Menu with CSS and JavaScript has had a major revision, both in its code and in the tutorial. The Menu now is much easier to install, and most of the causes of installation troubles have been eliminated. It also loads and runs much faster. In addition, the Menu has been made upgrade-proof, meaning […]

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