“Thesis 1.8 Is Here To Supercharge Your Website!” This was the title of the mail that I got from diythemes.com today when I was checking my email inbox. Thesis 1.8 beta was already released for thesis developer users and now it is out of beta and available for all thesis users with some cool new features. I’m sure you will love the new features of thesis theme.
For all those who are not using thesis, let me tell you, thesis is the best SEO optimized and fast loading WordPress theme. Its DIY (Do-It-Yourself) theme. It’s really easy to customize using custom files. With the new release it has got some new features and it’s now more powerful and accessible.
What’s new and hot in Thesis 1.8?
Header image uploaded
Header image adds a new and unique look to your blog. Thesis 1.8 makes it easy to upload the header image from the options without worrying about tweaking the code.
SEO Character Counters
Search engines will show only a specific number of characters in <title> and <meta> description fields. Thesis 1.8 make sure you do not exceed the limit of characters by offering character counters.
New Google Fonts
Thesis 1.8 supports the new and fantastic fonts directly from Google Font Directory. As the fonts are served from Google servers so every browser will support these fonts.
WordPress Nav Menu Support
WordPress 3.0 was released with some exciting features. One of them is custom navigation menu which lets you easily add new links to the navigation menu from the WordPress dashboard. Thesis 1.8 now offers full support for WordPress 3.0 custom nav menu.
Category/Tag/Taxonomy Page Options
In Thesis 1.8, some of the options are moved to new positions and it now offers full support for custom taxonomy pages in addition to category and tag pages.
No need to add code into custom file for using favicons. You can now easily add a favicon to your blog using built-in favicon uploader.
Custom Loop API
The Custom Loop API allows you to target and modify the content area of every type of WordPress page and, if youâ€™re so inclined, every page of your website.
You can read about the new features of Thesis 1.8 in detail here. DIYThemes is expected to increase the price of Thesis theme once thesis 2.0 is out. So get your copy now to avail lifetime subscription for future updates.
What is the main feature of thesis theme. I can’t understand that why people are so much crazy about it… please define it…thanks
The main feature of thesis theme is its SEO optimization feature. The second feature is that it is really easy to customize using thesis hooks and custom files. You can customize it in any way you want. Moreover it has got ultimate options panel that control almost everything from the control panel only.
Thesis is SEO friendly theme…you just need to enter killer content ……
I think the header feature will help many users out as there are always questions or help needed for that. It would of been nice if they also offered the features to be able to put a banner in the header section for ads.
Every new feature of Thesis 1.8 is worth it. I am using 1.7 and have never looked back. Definitely going to invest in the latest version.
I wanna download this new version for free but where I can got this ?
If you have a Thesis license then you can sign in to your account to download it for free otherwise you need to purchase it first.
Thanks, for the update. Atcually I like to use thesis theme but cannot find a nice skin for it, any recommendations?
If you are not getting any good skin then you can get a custom made skin for you. You can also use Thesis Perfect, skin designed by me.
Thanks Simrandeep, will try it, your Thesis Perfect theme is simple yet awsome, great jobe done 🙂
Thanks for the update. For sure Thesis is the best theme!