Thesis is among the very first and the ‘best in the box’ premium WordPress theme.Thesis is the first theme I used in the starting ages of my Internet marketing and blogging career. I used thesis from its early age, since then there are many improvements in the Latest release.
Thesis is the best theme for :
If you are not a hardcore coder or have very little knowledge of PHP or CSS, and want to make your website/blog look different from others then Thesis is the best theme. Apart from its highly customizable CSS options Thesis gives you a lot of functionality using simple and understandable hooks. Because of widely available tutorials on CSS customization, additional functionality and hooks over various blogs and outstanding thesis community, even a newbie can make fabulous websites. Here’s are the main features which I love the most in Thesis.
Thesis Customization Settings Panel:
Thesis enables three new settings for site, layout design and custom file editor settings.
1. Site Option settings:
Site option panel provides basic settings of theme element and SEO. In document head section you can manage Title tag settings, Robots meta tags, Synchronization Feed URL (like Feedburner) and additional scripts. For better control over your site’s visitors you can paste your favourite stats scripts code in Stats Script section. Custom Stylesheet options tab enables/disable your own custom stylesheets by selecting/de-selecting button.
You can also control Navigation menu settings and can Enable support to Windows Live Writer and other publishing platform. Apart from better on-page SEO, Thesis can provide you to options to enhance your Home page SEO by providing Meta Keywords and Descriptions.
2. Thesis Design Options:
Using Design options you can manage all the CSS properties of your theme. You can change number of column used on layout of theme as 2 column or 3 column, their order of appearance. We suggest you to use first option i.e. Content – Sidebar1. This will load your content first and then sidebar so that your visitors can view your main content first even on slow internet speed.
Display Options controls display of WordPress hooks on your posts and pages. Header, Byline, Posts setting, Archive settings, Sidebars, Comments, categories and tags.
Font and color tab gives your website blog a new look by entering color values to desired locations. For better visibility Thesis provides Post image, Thumbnail, Featured box and Multimedia box settings.
3. Custom File Editor:
Thesis also support your custom stylesheets and php functionality supported by WordPress, these can added by editing custom.css and custom-function.php files located in Custom folder under Thesis theme directory on your server. There is a powerful and active large community on the web for your help to customize these files.
4. Manage Options:
Its very painful and time taking to enter theme settings for all of your sites which are using thesis theme. Thesis resolves this issue by Import and Export different settings of your theme to a single file which can be read by Thesis.
5. Additional features:
Some more features can be added by applying custom php functions in custom-function.php file and by installing plugins for Thesis theme.
- Favicon uploader to upload sites favicon(favorite icon) image.
- Header image to upload theme header image
- Thesis OpenHook can simply apply settings to different hooks of theme. This is a feature of separately installed plugin.
For more tweaks and customizations of thesis theme, follow links below.