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Tutorial: Integrating Thesis and BuddyPress – Part 3

This is the final part of the 3 part series, Integrating Thesis and BuddyPress, in which we will perform some basic styling, edit our custom.css file, and create a unique BuddyPress experience using the Thesis Theme Framework for WordPress multisite.

As a quick recap, In  Part 1 of Integrating Thesis and BuddyPress - we covered installing WordPress Multisite (briefly), reviewed the network and site dashboards, and then moved on to a detailed video installation of BuddyPress.

In Part 2 of Integrating Thesis and BuddyPress, we focus on the installation of the Thesis Theme Framework and the Thesis BuddyPress Child Theme.

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Tutorial: Integrating Thesis and BuddyPress – Part 2

In  Part 1 of Integrating Thesis and BuddyPress – we covered installing WordPress Multisite (briefly), reviewed the network and site dashboards, and then moved on to a detailed video installation of BuddyPress.

In this article, Part 2 of Integrating Thesis and BuddyPress, we focus on the installation of the Thesis Theme Framework and the Thesis BuddyPress Child Theme.

Right now your site should look like a basic install of WordPress. If you are using the basic Twenty Eleven theme, it probably looks like this:

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Tutorial: Integrating Thesis and BuddyPress – Part 1

In this three-part tutorial you’ll learn how to install the BuddyPress Child Theme for Thesis on a live WordPress multisite installation, and make a few custom code edits that turn a standard thesis install into a unique BuddyPress network site.

If you were not aware that BuddyPress had been integrated with the Thesis premium framework you can read the precursor to this article: BuddyPress and Thesis Together at Last.

Marrying these two frameworks makes great sense. You get the speed and customizability of Thesis with all the cool functionality of BuddyPress – like forums, groups, users profiles, and activity streams.

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BuddyPress and Thesis Together At Last

If you are a fanatic for the Thesis framework and have been looking for a way to integrate all the coolness of BuddyPress without having to do a mountain of custom code – you’re going to love this article.

For several years Thesis has been one of the most popular WordPress frameworks. It features lean code, nearly unlimited customization options, and top-notch support.

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Adding Custom Fonts to WordPress with @Font-Face and CSS

If you have started to edit the CSS of your WordPress theme you probably know that you can change your font style of any site element by using the font-family selector. For instance, to change your site’s title font, you might use the following code inside the theme style.css file:

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#site-title a {font-family:georgia;}

Easy right? Sure…but what if the font you want to use isn’t included in the list of available fonts with the standard WordPress installation.

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How to Integrate Aweber with WHMCS Billing for WordPress

The WHMCS provisioning plugin makes it easy to integrate WordPress with the WHMCS billing software, a program which lets you use your website to sell hosting packages, domains, and other virtual products and services.

And if you’re a fanatic about email marketing, chances are your preferred list manager is Aweber; one of the most feature-packed systems available for maintaining contact with your customers and list subscribers.

Separately, these two programs feature some of the best integrations on the web, but developers have yet to add a custom solution to integrate the two programs themselves.

Integrating Aweber email marketing and WHMCS for WordPress Billing

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A Visual Guide To Setting Up WordPress for Business Sites

SimplyBusiness, a UK based company, has recently created an easy-to-read online flowchart for installing and maintaining a WordPress website for business purposes.

The WordPress installation flowchart follows a 24 step process where you answer simple yes/no questions regarding your installation and WordPress acumen, and get design specific tips from leading WordPress websites across the globe (including this one!).

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Display Personalized Messages to Multisite Users with the Custom Dashboard Widget

As your WordPress Multisite network grows, you need the ability to send important announcements like network outages, support updates, popular posts, or just a quick hello to let them know you’re thinking about their site.

But you have to send that message without being too intrusive or you risk annoying your loyal followers.

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Monetize Your Blog Comments with Disqus Promoted Discovery

There are myriad ways to monetize your blog – from e-commerce themes to contextual advertising, and everything in between. But recently, the group at Disqus, the popular blog commenting plugin for WordPress, have thought up a new way to bring in revenue – your comments!
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The Disqus Discovery Box is a relatively new feature from the commenting platform which shows your viewers relevant content on you blog. The box shows up at the bottom of your discussion thread area, inside the Disqus Community Tab, and points your readers to other articles and comments they might be interested in reading.

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