Thesis Theme - All you need

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Been seeing a lot of posts about the Thesis theme.

I regularly visit this website and recently came across a great post for all your Thesis needs:

Thesis Theme and Hooks Reference Guide | Inside the Secret Life of a Super Affiliate - Zac Johnson dot Com

Has links to sites with tutorials, reviews and more... Hundreds of them

and Two examples of great thesis modifications:

Green Your Decor - Eco-Friendly Home Decorating
The iPhone App Developers' Blog: iPhone Programming, Developer News, Interviews And Tutorials — Mobile Orchard

Enjoy, Jay.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    thesis is a "good" theme, make no mistake, but its overrated imho. Simply adding a header needs CSS knowledge and code hacking. Certainly nothing i expect from a $179 theme. I really think thesis got its fame MOSTLY from the fact that matt cutts uses it on his blog.
    I also highly doubt it does more in regards to SEO than most (not all!) free themes in conjunction with a good SEO plugin.
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  • Personally I know little about it, simply saw quite a few questions regarding it in this forum, and thought this post might help alot of people who are interested

    Jay.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fraggler
    It isn't code hacking, it is customisation. It defintely isn't an off the shelf theme but it is very easy to make it fit the design that you require. The ability to add custom hooks without having to modify core files also makes it quite powerful. I think it would be popular in the web development market for this reason.
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  • Profile picture of the author ExtraB
    I've debated between using Thesis and Headway for quite some time now. Both look good. But in the near future I plan to use Headway because it looks like it will be easier to customize. If I had the time I'd create my own custom seo theme but time is the issue here.

    I'd love to hear what people who have used either theme or both have to say about them, especially as far as customization goes.

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author DogScout
      Originally Posted by ExtraB View Post

      I've debated between using Thesis and Headway for quite some time now. Both look good. But in the near future I plan to use Headway because it looks like it will be easier to customize. If I had the time I'd create my own custom seo theme but time is the issue here.

      I'd love to hear what people who have used either theme or both have to say about them, especially as far as customization goes.

      Thanks
      Eric
      I have Avenue Girl's affiliate link for Headway but haven't bought it yet but aim to. It appears to have all of thesis' benefits and easier customization from a distance.

      But good thesis resource! Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author tomw
    So I'm guessing your affiliate handle for Thesis is "moneyreign"

    Clever, but not clever enough...

    If I'm wrong, I apologise.

    Tom
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    • Profile picture of the author Davioli
      Originally Posted by tomw View Post

      So I'm guessing your affiliate handle for Thesis is "moneyreign"

      Clever, but not clever enough...

      If I'm wrong, I apologise.

      Tom
      The OP isn't the owner of the blog. pretty easy to discern just by looking at his warrior handle and the blog name.
      Not everyone is trying to sell you something.
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    • Profile picture of the author TelegramSam
      Originally Posted by tomw View Post

      So I'm guessing your affiliate handle for Thesis is "moneyreign"

      Clever, but not clever enough...

      If I'm wrong, I apologise.

      Tom

      Tom, you may be on to something actually.

      Useful link though.


      Sam
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      • Originally Posted by tomw View Post

        So I'm guessing your affiliate handle for Thesis is "moneyreign"

        Clever, but not clever enough...

        If I'm wrong, I apologise.

        Tom
        ? I genuinely thought because I had seen quite a few thesis threads pop up that this could help.

        Its not like I went out and looked for this post, I went past a post on the site zacjohnson.com, saw he was posting references to other guides.

        Thought it might be useful.

        Do you not know the power of word of mouth? When people see something that is valuable or could help others, they usually feel inclined to share it.

        Either because they genuinely want to help (me) or because they find the post valuable enough to give to others in return for building up their credibility and trust.

        Personally I just do it to help others, I'm not going to pretend I want to help people and find useful posts, I research for myself and if I happen to find something people like I'll share it in the hope that it does genuinely help.

        Hope this helps, and no this isn't my affiliate link, I havn't ever even spoken to any of those blog owners lol

        Originally Posted by Davioli View Post

        The OP isn't the owner of the blog. pretty easy to discern just by looking at his warrior handle and the blog name.
        Not everyone is trying to sell you something.
        Amen to that!

        Originally Posted by Steve Porcaro View Post

        Do you use use it yourself?
        I was going to learn to use it because I heard it could be tweaked a lot but due to my recent performances, I splashed out quite a bit to have a unique wordpress design designed from scratch up.

        Originally Posted by Marian View Post

        Thanks for the link. I like Thesis really very much. And use it. Excellent. :-)

        Marian
        Glad I could help

        Jay.
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  • Profile picture of the author bwh1
    I really LOVE the FREE FLEXIBILITY theme at flexibilitytheme.com

    it's very easy to customize and for that prize you can't complain.

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    • Profile picture of the author ExtraB
      Hi G

      Does Flexibility have SEO built in or do you have to install plugins for that? I know with Thesis and Headway its built right in. Expert Wordpress Installer is good too (it comes with all the seo plugins already) and that one is free.

      Let me know what you know about the SEO set up in FlexibilityTheme, they don't say too much about it on their site (unless I overlooked it).

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      • Profile picture of the author bwh1
        Originally Posted by ExtraB View Post

        Hi G

        Does Flexibility have SEO built in or do you have to install plugins for that? I know with Thesis and Headway its built right in. Expert Wordpress Installer is good too (it comes with all the seo plugins already) and that one is free.

        Let me know what you know about the SEO set up in FlexibilityTheme, they don't say too much about it on their site (unless I overlooked it).

        Thanks
        Eric
        No, you have to get the "All In One SEO" plugin, but that's another easy install.

        The FLexibility2 theme has a awesome customization menu where you can change almost all features in a few clicks, including adding your AdSense ID and your Analytics.

        Till now I didn't found another WP theme that is that easy to use ( +for Free).

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        • Profile picture of the author mahesh2k
          Originally Posted by bwh1 View Post


          Till now I didn't found another WP theme that is that easy to use ( +for Free).

          G.
          Arthemia is one good theme (Magazine style) Also easy to customize + Free.
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  • Profile picture of the author kay12345
    thesis is hard to use for people who don't want to go through that learning curve, but i've seen great results from others, so i agree it's worthy learning it

    however, headway is so much easier for customizing, it's just easy

    i love that one
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  • Profile picture of the author danielmcclure
    I have a love/hate relationship with Thesis. The backend is amazing with the amount of options that you are provided both in the options and when posting pages/posts and the potential for customization via hooks is amazing. Having said that certain tasks which would be relatively simple in other themes are harder to acheive within Thesis. Another thing that really bugs me is the default form styling that automatically breaks your paypal buttons and aweber forms until you create your own CSS fix.

    In summary it's great if you know what you are doing or get someone who does to set it up for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author miami
      Doesn't anyone use semiologic pro anymore? It is the only one I use for all my sites...

      Are my sites beautiful? Well - maybe not - but the setup and backend are awesome.

      And yes I am an affiliate - but not actively. (You would have to go to one of my sites to find the link!)

      (Hmm that is kinda dumb for a marketer...) :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author tomw
    Like I said in my original post, "if I'm wrong I apologise." There is no need for the sanctimony. If you had been around here for more than five minutes you would know that we get a lot of people joining solely to game the system, as it where.

    Many of us take the trouble to moderate such things.

    Also, with regard to your sarcasm concerning "word of mouth," by the fresh faced look of your avatar there is a good chance I was using such marketing methods whilst you were in diapers.

    All this aside, welcome to the forum!

    Tom.
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  • Profile picture of the author mahesh2k
    Thesis is over-hyped and i have seen many IM users are using it on blogs that way many blogs look same as they don't make header navbar modification. Better to try different themes from clubs like woothemes, elegant themes etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author JonMills
    Originally Posted by Jason Perez O'Connor View Post

    Been seeing a lot of posts about the Thesis theme.

    I regularly visit this website and recently came across a great post for all your Thesis needs:

    Thesis Theme and Hooks Reference Guide | Inside the Secret Life of a Super Affiliate - Zac Johnson dot Com

    Has links to sites with tutorials, reviews and more... Hundreds of them

    and Two examples of great thesis modifications:

    Green Your Decor - Eco-Friendly Home Decorating
    The iPhone App Developers' Blog: iPhone Programming, Developer News, Interviews And Tutorials -- Mobile Orchard

    Enjoy, Jay.
    Its an ok theme but there are better ones out there
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