Thesis 2.0 is on fire!
I mean it is selling like hot cakes – and why not? Chris has developed an entire new WordPress environment for both the newbies and the developers. Designing a stunning theme is now perfectly easy and simple with the new Thesis 2.0. The design part aside, Chris has made the ultimate choice for all bloggers and internet marketers because it is the only highly optimized theme for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
SEO is the main factor behind the success of the Thesis theme and those who are already on Thesis 1.xxx version know how powerful and valuable this theme is. However, the recent version has made the theme more dynamic and flexible by introducing a new set of design methodology.
Now let me explain every section of the theme so that you can get the full idea about the Thesis 2.0 main features. This will help you in deciding whether the theme is suitable for your blog or not.
Packages are CSS styles that you can add to your blog for a particular box. For example, if you don’t know how to design your blog footer, just download a CSS code for your footer and upload it to your blog. The CSS coding will be applied to your blog’s design in the footer for you.
Thesis 2.0 has introduced “Boxes” which is a very new concept similar to WordPress plugins. Packages are small scripts that you can add to the Thesis theme to add new features to your blog. For example: if you want to add a Post Slider, Related Posts, or feature Popular Posts on your blog or nearly any other feature, you don’t need to use a WordPress plugin. Instead you can upload a Box to your blog and the feature will be added.
Boxes seem similar to the WordPress plugins, but it is very different because the Thesis coding structure is much more advanced and organized than the typical plugin. A Box will help you to add any feature to your blog without messing up back-end coding and most importantly it will not slow down your blog’s loading time.
Note:- Boxes and Packages will be available on the Thesis website soon.
Thesis Skins and Editor
If you don’t want to design your blog by yourself, don’t worry, you can just download a Thesis skin and upload it to your blog. This is a really amazing feature; you can use any skin on Thesis that you like for your blog.
You can use the Skin Editor to edit a skin according to your own preferences. Let me remind you that you don’t need to do any coding; just play with the boxes already built and you will be able to design your theme in whatever manner you want.
Thesis Site Panel
In this panel you have lots of options that you can use to optimize your blog. For example, the HTML head section allows you to optimize your blog title, tagline, meta description, meta keywords, meta robots, stylesheets, favicon and canonical url. Every section then has a sub section from which you can further customize the settings of your blog. (See the below screen shot.)
Apart from these features you can also add Site Verification and Google Rel author codes in this section without editing your theme files.
Note:- The whole theme is based on Drag and Drop feature meaning you can drag any element and drop it any place you need it. This makes things much easier and saves time.
This section allows you to add Google Analytics Tracking ID in the field. No need to add the whole code, just enter your tracking ID and start tracking your blog.
You can also add other tracking codes like Statcounter.com in this section.
Design your own 404 page or use the default display to your users for when they attempt to navigate to a non-existent page. Thesis is built to satisfy both Google and Users; this feature proves that Thesis really cares about both.
Home Page SEO
In this section you can add a Title, Description and Keywords for your home page. You also have the option to control other meta tags like index, noindex or follow, nofollow.
Although I have skipped some of the areas of the theme, especially the Theme Editor, I can assure you that Thesis will not let you down. It is a masterpiece and any professional blogger will appreciate its many features. If you are still thinking of whether or not to buy this theme for your blog, you should strongly consider doing so; it is one of the greatest WordPress developments yet.
Everyone is using Thesis so why not YOU.