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AddThis Social Media Sharing Buttons with Thesis 2

We’ve built a lot of content and we want to encourage our site visitors to share it.  In this step, we are going to add the popular AddThis social media sharing buttons to our site.  Social media sharing of our content can help us build our audience and get noticed.  So we don’t want to miss out on this important opportunity to make it easy for our site visitors to spread the word.

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Thesis 2 Nav Menu with Social Media Icons

I would like to tighten up my sidebar to make room for ads and other items.  To do this, I’m going to add my social media icons to the Thesis 2 nav menu.  This will free up nearly 100 pixels of height in my sidebar.

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Firefox Display

Can you find all the wrong things with this picture?  The “Complete Guide to Thesis 2” badge is overlaying the “Subscribe And Follow” background color.  The search box is completely outside of the sidebar.  These are the kinds of things that can happen when you don’t test your changes in other browsers.  I can’t believe I left my site in this state for two weeks.  Hangs head in shame…

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Thesis 2 Nav Menu Icon

In this step we’re going to learn how to put an icon in our Thesis 2 nav menu.  In the picture above, you will see the WordPress icon next to the WordPress menu text.  Once we learn how to do one menu item, the rest will follow the same procedure.  In fact, this turned out easier than I thought it would be.

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Complete Guide to using Thesis 2 with WordPress

In this post we’re going to add a featured content badge to our Thesis 2 WordPress site.  You’ve been working hard on adding great content to your site.  Now it’s time to draw attention to it.  Maybe you’ve added a custom landing page.  Or, you’ve created some cornerstone content that you want to be ranked on.  Adding a call-to-action badge is a great way to help get your featured content found by your visitors.

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