Customizing WordPress With Chris Pearson’s Thesis Theme
I often use Thesis Theme for WordPress which is a premium theme by DIY Themes. Thesis comes rather plain vanilla out of the box but comes with a great theme options admin panel which makes putting a site together go very quickly. Thesis is regularly updated and it has been tested to the hilt. Because so many people use this theme as the bones for their site, there are a lot of tutorials and thesis hacks out there, just a quick Google Search away. Graphic designer’s like to use it because it is somewhat of a blank slate. But a lot of folks use it as is, right out of the gate. Clients love this theme since it has a lot easy to use options and it never breaks. Here are just a few of our New Tricks website customizations using Thesis Theme.
One thing about Thesis this that it is regularly updated to reflect the latest WordPress features and functionality so if you customize it you really need a theme like this that adds the customizations to separate files. Thesis has included a custom css file and custom functions file where you can make changes to the code in such a way where they won’t be overwritten during a theme upgrade. This is akin to and a good first step to the the concept of creating child themes to easily update your customized theme in a way that your customizations are safe.
Because Thesis has created such a large community of users, there are many great thesis theme tutorials with all sorts of hacks showing you the code to make the changes that you may want to make to a theme to really personalize it. It is a good theme to use to learn to customize your WordPress site.
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