I was working on a client WordPress set up and client wanted to start with Thesis Theme. He wanted to do the basic set up himself for Thesis Theme. So instead of telling him everything on IM, I find it better to write a post on it so that every one will get benefit from this post. This post will help you to get started with Thesis WordPress Theme set up.
To get start with I believe you already have purchased Thesis Theme, if not you can buy it from my aff. link given below
Adding Feedburner RSS Feeds :
In Thesis Theme you don’t need Feedburner Feedsmith wordpress plugin to redirect your feed instead you can use the Thesis option panel to add RSS feeds. Go to your Thesis site options page and add your feedburner feedURL
Adding Google Analytic code :
With Thesis Theme you don’t need to use any Thesis option page. Get the code from your Google analytic account and in the field which says stats and tracking script, paste your analytic codes :and you can simply add analytic code from
Since these stats codes will be loaded after page load, this will not hamper the actual page load time. You can use the other box Additional script and add other codes like buysellads code or any other scripts or codes.
Adding Pages in Thesis Theme navbar
In Thesis Option page, you can select which pages you want to show and which pages you want to hide from appearing into your navbar. You can also drag and drop to set the order of how your pages should show.
Show Selected categories in Thesis Navbar
Along with controlling which pages you want to show on your blog navbar, you can also select certain categories to show in your navbar. This is again controlled by Thesis option page :
Adding Adsense into Thesis Theme
Most of bloggers who moved to Thesis theme, might find it hard to add Adsense into thesis theme. I have already written a post for the same: Adding Adsense into Thesis Theme. You will be using Why to do work adsense plugin to quickly add adsense into your Thesis theme.
This is basic tutorial which will get you started with adding a clickable header banner into your Thesis theme. No matter which WordPress theme you are using you should always have clickable header to ensure your readers can get into homepage quickly.
These basic posts will help you to get started with Thesis theme. You can read more on Thesis customization in my earlier roundup of 15 Thesis Theme roundup.
Do let me know if you need any particular Thesis theme tutorial and I will try to come up with it soon.
Do let us know your review about thesis theme. Are you a Thesis user or planning to become one?