Thesis Theme for WordPress

A themes should enhance the appearance and usability of your WordPress site.

No theme I’ve come across does both better than the Thesis Theme for WordPress. Thesis offer a few big benefits for small business owners creating a website/blog for their business.

1. Ease of Use and Customization

Thesis makes WordPress, which is already pretty easy to use, even easier to use.

Take the appearance of your site, for example. In a normal WordPress installation, to change font size/color, background colors, etc. requires knowing some programming know-how. It’s not hard programming mind you, but if I can stay away from having to write code, I’ll take it.

With Thesis, you get a Design Options tab that lets you control all those things and more. You simply select the font you want for your site from a drop down menu, click the “Big Ass Save Button” (yes, it’s actually called that!) and you’re done. You can even easily select different font styles, sizes and colors for different sections of your site like the header, nav bar, sidebars, etc.

Also in the Design Options area you’ll find one of my favorite features of Thesis. With just a few clicks, you can change your website’s format to have 1, 2 or 3 columns (this site uses the two column format – the main content area you’re reading this text in and the sidebar to the right). You can also change the order of the columns so in about 10 seconds I can shift that sidebar to the left side of this page if I wanted.

2. User’s Guide and Active Support Forum Community

Especially if you’re new to WordPress and Thesis, this could be the biggest deal for you. Thesis comes with a comprehensive User’s Guide which takes you step-by-step through installation, customizations you can do without code, customizations you can do with code and more.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, head over to the support forums where there is a very active community of Thesis users always looking to help out. If you do a search about the issue you have, chances are someone’s already asked the question and you can find the answer (there are literally tens of thousands of posts on the forums related to basic WordPress use, installing Thesis, customizing Thesis, etc).

Or, you can post your question and someone is sure to provide a good answer to you soon. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a question about how to do something, hopped over the support forum and found my answer in just a few minutes.

Between the User’s Guide and Support Forums, you should never be stuck on how to get Thesis working they way you want it.

3. Search Engine Optimization

I won’t go on about this one but Thesis takes WordPress, which the search engines already love, and makes the search engines love it even more.

Some of this is due to behind-the-scenes things built into the Thesis code so you don’t ever have to worry about. And some is due to some pretty awesome features you can control behind-the-scenes such as creating custom Title Tags and Meta descriptions for every page/post on your site (don’t worry if you don’t understand what that means).

I’ve built all but one of my sites for myself and my clients using Thesis for the above three reasons and more. To get Thesis for your WordPress site or to get more information on the incredibly awesome features it has to offer head over to the DIY Themes site by clicking the banner below.

Thesis Theme for WordPress:  Options Galore and a Helpful Support Community