Regular readers of ProBlogger know that I’m a fan of Chris Pearson and his popular Thesis theme for WordPress.
I’ve been using Thesis on TwiTip since I started that blog back in November and have been very satisfied with it.
Chris has just launched version 1.5 of Thesis – a significant update upon the previous one. You can get a personal video tour of Thesis and many of the options and features that it has here.
Why I love Thesis?
I’m not a designer – I am hopeless on anything related to design.
For my two main blogs (ProBlogger and Digital Photography School) I’ve hired designers to come up with custom designs for my blogs. I intend to do this for TwiTip also at some point but while I’ve been building up the audience for that blog I wanted a clean and easy to use theme that would allow me to do a little customization.
Keep in mind I’m hopeless on design – so it had to be very easy to use. I also wanted something affordable to get me through the start up phase of the blog so that I could get it earning some money to help me pay for a custom design.
Thesis hit the mark for me. It’s easy to use, it’s a clean design in its default form and it has loads of customization options (see the video linked to above to see some of them). The other bonus of Thesis is that it’s well coded for SEO. TwiTip already ranks very well in Google, some of the credit for that is the coding of Thesis.
The other bonus with Thesis is the community of bloggers that has sprung up around it. They have a forum where there’s heaps of good information on how to use and customize Thesis.
Thesis costs $87 for a personal license or $164 for a developers license (where you can use it on as many blogs as you like).
If you’re in the market for a theme for your WordPress blog Thesis is a theme that you’ll want to consider.