When you’re working with pre-made Thesis Skins (instead of your own Skin which you made entirely “from scratch”), it’s important to follow some key rules, not only for the sake of efficiency, but also to ensure that the changes you do make are as “future proof” as possible.
The Thesis Query Box makes it easier to add secondary loops to various pages of your site, and while many people tend to focus on its usefulness for making custom front page layouts, it’s also handy for displaying a list of recent posts with their excerpts in the sidebar. Sweet!
I used to rely on these instructions whenever I needed to create a translation file for WordPress; but Poedit has gone through some updates since those were written, so they don’t necessarily match up to the current version of the software now. So, I came up with my own updated set of instructions to accompany…