“Without being a programmer or website developer, I have no clue how to use Thesis, which is what I bought this skin to avoid.”
If you are like most people who have purchased Thesis, you probably weren’t thinking that you’d need any training to help you figure out how to use it.
When you purchased Thesis, you assumed you were getting a theme that is easy to set up, easy to use and easy to make your own custom changes. However, Thesis is not like any other WordPress theme you’ve seen before. Thesis can be used in lots of different ways using the huge range options that comes with it. For a newcomer it’s difficult to know where to start – what all the terminology means, what all the options do, and how to use everything. You haven’t come across this kind of Theme before and it’s a big learning challenge.
Unfortunately all the information you find searching through Google makes it feel like you need to be a web developer to grasp it.
Thesis Training To Help You Do What You Want With Your Website
I don’t have a course on ‘How To Become A Thesis Theme Ninja In A Day’ or ‘Master The Thesis Theme In Two Hours’. This is a ninja-free zone.
What my training focuses on is an overall approach to give you the skills you can use over the long term. The skills you develop will help you get the most out of Thesis and give you the confidence to take back the controls of your website.
After helping a lot of people with Thesis, I find that people fall into four different areas when they get stuck. Below I have outlined each area, identifying where people get stuck and the type of training I provide to help get people moving again and make more progress with their Thesis website.
The other instructions out there on the web didn’t make any sense to me and I found nobody who taught all the ins and outs from the ground up
“I just need to figure out where everything is and how to make changes as necessary on my own”
It can be confusing and overwhelming trying to get your bearings with the Thesis Theme. Thesis comes with so many options that it’s difficult to know what each options is for and how to start using them all. The tutorials on this site will walk you through how to navigate the Thesis Admin, how to set up your website for search engines and how to optimize the content on your website.
Once you have the basics under your belt you will feel more at ease about how to navigate your way around Thesis.
You will be able to make quick changes to the set up of your website and create content that looks appealing and is easily found when people are looking for information that your site can help them with.
Using the Thesis Admin options
I will take you through your first steps and demonstrate how to use all of the options available in the Thesis Admin. This will help reduce the overwhelm when you use Thesis for the first time. You will feel comfortable navigating through all the different areas and confidently make changes to the set up that are relevant to your website.
Optimizing the content on your website
Thesis has been created to give your best content a well deserved boost in search engines. I will show you how to use the SEO settings for posts and pages and how to set up unique ‘landing pages’ for your categories and tags. Using these features can increase your chances of being found in search engines. You can use Thesis to create custom content to enhance the engagement with your visitors and keep them on your website for longer.
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“I want to learn how to use Thesis Classic so that I can make a better design”
The ‘Thesis Classic Responsive Skin’ is the default skin that comes with Thesis. The new Skin is chock-full of features and options that hand you the controls so you can customize the content and design of your site in just a few clicks.
Courses I create will take you through everything you’ll want to know about using the Thesis Classic Skin. By understanding all there is to know about the Thesis Classic Skin you will appreciate how the different parts of Thesis work to make a unique website. The possibilities of what Thesis can do will become more apparent and you will feel empowered about what you can achieve on your own.
Master the Thesis Classic Skin Basics
You will start by learning how to use the Skin options in the Thesis Admin to create a basic look. I will show you how to combine the Classic Skin with extra features so you can create content that is shareable in social media and add a sign up form to entice visitors to join your email list.
Making custom changes to the Classic Skin
From the basics you can progress to adding your own custom design tweaks. I demonstrate how to use HTML and CSS computer code, in a beginner-friendly, non-technical language so you can adapt the Thesis Classic Skin to fit your needs. Adding these new skills to your repertoire will increase your confidence to create a skin that is unique for your website.
How to create landing pages with Thesis Classic
Landing pages are used to create dedicated areas for you to sell your products and services. Thesis comes with a template for you to use and I will show you how to use the template to create pages and promote the services and products you offer. You will use the HTML and CSS skills you have learned customizing the Classic Skin to create different types of pages and implement a custom design.
The lessons have given me a far greater knowledge and understanding of HTML structuring and more importantly how CSS actually works on website.
“I want to learn how to create my own Thesis Skin”
Whereas the Classic Skin gives you an existing website structure to customize, Thesis also provides incredible flexibility to create any type of website you could imagine. This is where you can flex your creative skills and make your own Thesis Skin.
The flagship course I offer takes you from start to finish creating a Thesis Skin from scratch. Whilst this course is in-depth training related to Thesis web development, it is by far the best way to get to know Thesis inside and out.
This course will help you envision your ideal website and give you the skills to create a Skin that is entirely built by you. You will feel a great level of satisfaction at how far you have come with your skills and you’ll appreciate more than ever why Thesis is labelled as a game changer by developers. This course puts you in a position that most Thesis users never get to. You can lend your skills back to the Thesis community and help people who started out where you are, which is a very gratifying feeling to experience.
Create your own skin from scratch
Over five weeks I take you through the entire process of creating a Thesis Skin from scratch. You will build on the HTML and CSS skills you have developed as part of the Thesis Classic courses. This skin becomes the framework for you to build on. Every aspect of your website is covered, including how to customize your skin for mobile phones and tablets.
I’d like to know more
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I look forward to having you on-board!