Shoutmeloud is running on Thesis from long time and till now I have seen almost all the advantages of Thesis WordPress Theme. Right now we are using Thesis 1.6 and we will be upgrading to the latest Thesis 1.7 version soon. Thesis 1.7 has arrived and here are new features you should know about Thesis. If you are an existing Thesis user it’s great, else you should secure your Thesis copy now.
Thesis is famous for it’s SEO advantages and also for it’s typography. Thesis theme developer has taken care of every part of theme carefully and here are a list of new features which you will see in Thesis 1.7 :
Much Better SEO control :
In thesis 1.7 they have added option to no index, no follow,no archive any single post and pages. This is very useful for making any single post, non crawable by search engine or making the post no follow. I suggest keep your non-useful pages like contact page, disclaimer page as no index, since they don’t add much value from search engine perspective.
This will lower down the requirement of another plugin from my plugin list.
Thesis Theme customization :
I offer Thesis customization service and you can see a list of customized Thesis theme in my portfolio. Though when I work for a client, I initially customize the look of theme, on local WordPress installation and after that I manually copy the settings into live site. This add lots of work, in the latest Thesis theme, you can download and upload settings from Thesis option manager. This will save lots of work for any Thesis custom developer like me.
Increased Thesis option page:
In latest version of Thesis, they have increased the no. of option pages and now you have dedicated pages for pages. One for SEO, another for design, for site option, For design import-export and custom editors. This is better as options are stripped down to dedicated option pages.
Flexible comment option manager:
In latest version of Thesis you can optimize your comment system and with one click you can make many changes like showing trackback below comments and vice versa. You can enable Gravatar or disable too. This option is good for busy sites.
Optimized Thesis Framework :
Earlier Thesis has two column for loading Google analytic and mint code. Adding such codes before < head > increases the load time and in this version they have pulled it down to footer. So your blog will load faster than before. Also they optimized the theme for less php calls which will also call for faster blog loading time.
The list of changes is not endless, but since we have already talked about Thesis theme earlier and due to it’s feature and functionality I have been using it from long and using it on most of my blogs like themepremium.com, callingallgeeks.org and so on.
If you looking for one of the best WordPress theme, Thesis theme should be your choice.
Do let me know your view about Thesis WordPress Theme? Are you using it on your blog?