Let me start off by saying that I’m not easily impressed by the huge number of “premium WordPress themes” out there. Sure, some of them are really good looking, but in terms of customization, most lack that something that would make me say: “OK, this one I can easily adjust to my needs!”
It seems that almost every premium theme out there focuses to much on delivering a top-notch design, that would make it hard to non design-savvy people to tweak to their own liking. This is where the new Thesis 1.5 theme makes a huge difference.
With the huge amount of work I have to deal with daily, designing one of my non-profit blogs would take too much time that I could invest in client work or in Blogsessive. So, I’ve decided to give Thesis a spin for this future blog and I instantly fell in love with the options panel.
Those of you that have tested my Simple Balance theme know that I have a thing for easy layout customization and enough options to cover basically every need people might have.
Well, for the $87 personal license or $164 developer license, Thesis takes this customization to a whole new realm with:
- SEO settings;
- Layout settings: number of columns, position of columns, width of columns;
- Layout styles: Classic blog layout, magazine style layout;
- Typography settings: You can easily adjust the fonts used by almost every important element on your blog;
- Expert, clean written HTML, CSS, PHP code;
- And many more amazingly useful options.
Check out this 12 minute video by its creator – Chris Pearson – and see for yourself what awaits you inside the administration panel.
Working the magic
It’s no wonder that famous bloggers chose Thesis for their main or side projects. Here are some samples of what can be achieved with Thesis:
- Brian Clark’s Copyblogger
- Darren Rowse’s TwitTip
- Chris Brogan’s blog
- and one of my favorites, Blogussion’s recent Thesis redesign by Alex Fraiser.
I for one can’t wait to find that bit of free time to setup Thesis on my side blog. I feel like a kid getting a brand new shiny toy!
So, if you need a really premium WordPress theme that is guaranteed to do the job, you’d better get Thesis version 1.5. Worth every penny!
Disclaimer:This is not a sponsored post. The above post contains affiliate links. I would never use affiliate links or recommend products or services that I do not believe in, so rest assured that the above is my true opinion about Thesis.