I have been using Thesis from the day 1 when it was released. I have seen Thesis to grow till Thesis 1.8.3 and now Thesis 2.0 is knocking the door. Here I’m going to share my Thesis theme review based on my experience with this best WordPress SEO Theme.
WordPress is one of the best blogging platform, though it’s not very simple in terms of plugins and themes. But beauty of wordpress is you can get unlimited support via forums and WordPress community.
I have been searching for perfect theme for Shoutmeloud. I have already used lots of theme in between that includes Arthemia, Monezine, Light breaker, and more. Though all of them has their pros and cons.
Later on I bumped into one of Thesis theme review on Internet and I ended up buying personal Thesis theme license. At first, I couldn’t realize the SEO power of Thesis theme, but within 50 days time, I saw a great improvements in my traffic. Specially I have seen all useless feeds link created by previous WordPress theme, are going down and my search engine ranking is getting better.
At the time of writing, Thesis is in Thesis 1.8* version (1.8.3) and soon we are expecting Thesis 2.0.
Thesis Theme review : Notable Features
There is no doubt about the fact, Thesis is best WordPress SEO theme at this moment. There are many competitors like Genesis, but Thesis main powerhouse is it’s SEO capabilities. It’s very true that we can optimize wordpress using lots of SEO friendly plugins, though theme plays a major role in terms of SEO. If your theme is not SEO optimized, despite of great content and SEO plugin, your wordpress SEO strategy will never be fulfilled and you will always be one step behind getting good number of traffic.
When ever it comes to design of a Blog, Typography plays a major role. Apperantly, I’m not some one who is great with Typography but Thesis makes it very easier to manage your theme typography from Thesis panel. Font and Font size matters a lot. A nice typography provide readability and thus you will have more visitors on your blog.
Footer is something which I always wanted to have in my blog, because of SEO advantage and I can add more content like social media widgets and more without any problem. A nice long footer also helps you to get more content on any page. Though by default Thesis doesn’t come with footer, but there are many free Thesis footer scripts like Asino script is in the market, which will make adding footer into Thesis theme a piece of cake.
Theme control panel :
Now most of premium wordpress theme comes with control panel, Thesis has two control panel Theme option and Theme design option. Which can be easily used to control all the SEO needs and other features of your blog. Thesis control panel provide you with lots of customization and SEO feature.
Support forum :
This is something which I always wanted to have in my theme so that I will keep getting ideas for customization and we have community for same theme user. Thesis got an excellent support forum where you will be getting lots of Theme customization tips and SEO tips.
These are the basic requirement which I always wanted to have in my Theme, and Thesis theme offered everything which I needed. Though every theme have it’s up and down and here are some of the cons of Thesis theme.
Cons of Thesis theme:
For any basic customization Thesis design panel is enough. With Thesis logo and favico uploader you can easily add logo and favico to your blog and you can change colors, typography and blog complete layout from design panel. But if you looking for high-end customization, then you need to have bit of CSS knowledge.
If you want to customize Thesis theme, it’s easy but having a basic knowledge of css will be a plus point. I never like playing with codes, probably Code phobia, but Seems like Thesis helped me to come out of it. Customizing Thesis theme is very easy. Instead of Customizing single php files, thesis has two custom file named as custom.css and custom functions.php.
Custom.css is use to add styling into your blog and custom_function.php is used to add content anywhere in your blog with the help of hooks. None the less, there are many free Thesis skins available in the market and you can quickly download these Thesis skins and give a custom look to your Thesis powered WordPress blog.
In the upcoming tutorial I will walk through the thesis theme customization and options that you can explore using Thesis WordPress theme.
Though many feel that Thesis is overpriced but I personally feel every penny is worth spending on Thesis because of the quality, standard and features which you will get with Thesis.
- Single user license : 87$.
- Developer license : 164$.
The payment system use is Paypal. So you will get instant access to Thesis theme and Thesis support forum.
I hope this Thesis theme review will help you to make your mind to buy this best WordPress SEO theme. And Thesis 2.0 is coming out soon and Thesis 2.0 price is going to be high, so it’s a good idea to buy Thesis theme now.