The easiest way to manage (and tweak)
your WordPress designs…
If you want a beautiful web design that you can customize from the comfort of your WordPress dashboard, Thesis Skins are the answer you’ve been looking for.
With built-in tools like a patent-pending color scheme picker and golden ratio typography controls, Thesis Skins are designed to make your website more effective while letting your creativity shine.
The Classic Responsive Skin will make your site look great on any device.
Every copy of Thesis comes with the Classic Responsive Skin, which has been meticulously optimized for performance, search engines, mobile devices, and people just like you.
That’s right—after installing Thesis, you’ll have a responsive website that works seamlessly on mobile devices everywhere. And we’re just getting started…Read on!
Total WordPress template control (no code required!)
There’s a dirty little secret other theme companies don’t want you to know:
With the traditional WordPress theme and child theme architecture, the only way to edit templates is to get your hands messy with code.
Any template WordPress can understand can be created and customized using [Thesis’] new streamilined drag and drop interface…This is all possible without writing a single line of PHP or HTML.
And if you want to add a custom template? Forget it—you better be very comfortable with WordPress, an FTP client, a text editor, and of course, code.
If that strikes you as overkill or if you find that intimidating, you’re not alone.
Basically, if you want to add or change anything outside of the default state of other WordPress themes or child themes, you’re going to need to code…or else hire someone to code for you.
But it doesn’t have to be like this! Here’s the deal:
The traditional WordPress theme and child theme architecture is both limited and outdated. In order to have total template control without messing with code, you need a new architecture.
Thesis 2 is that architecture.
Thesis blasts through the limitations of the old WordPress template system and brings you total template control with our patent-pending visual template editor.
The Thesis Skin Editor gives you visual, point-and-click control over your templates.
This means that no matter which Skin you use, you can control all of your templates—and everything on them—with Thesis’ visual template editor.
Thesis 2.1 is fun! The idea of placing elements wherever I want in templates is too easy.
You don’t have to hire a developer, and better—you don’t have to wait another minute to make that change to your website. With Thesis, you can pop open the template editor and BOOM—you can make it happen right now.
(And hey, if you’re a hardcore developer like me and still want to add your own code, you can do that, too. In fact, with the Thesis API, you can do just about anything.)
Smart design controls = better customizations
Let’s face it: No matter which WordPress theme you use, sooner or later, you’re going to want to customize your design for your specific needs.
See how easy it is to edit and customize your Skin!
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Plenty of themes offer design options (a trend Thesis started in 2008), but they don’t offer any smart direction when it comes to those options.
For example, if you’ve ever used a color picker before, you might have felt disappointed by the haphazard nature of selecting a single color out of millions of possibilities.
I’ll continue to send my customers your way, because I believe in what you’re doing and why you do it.
And what about typography? If you’ve ever messed with font options before, you may have noticed that you can’t change any single aspect of typography and hope that your design will improve.
This is because even a small typographical tweak may necessitate adjustments to many aspects of your design!
And this matters, too, because your visitors are subconsciously aware of the order—or disorder—your typography is communicating to them.
When your goal is running a beautiful, successful website, every pixel matters—and poorly-implemented design options simply aren’t going to cut it.
Easily customize your design with Thesis’ patent-pending color scheme picker.
That’s why Thesis 2 is chock-full of smart design options that go the extra mile to ensure that every change you make is a good one.
Our new, patent-pending color scheme picker gives you infinite customization ability in an easy, point-and-click interface. With Thesis, you can create mathematically-precise color schemes in seconds.
Let Thesis creator Chris Pearson take you on a tour of the Skin design options.
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And if you change your font or font size, Thesis will adjust your entire layout to ensure maximum readability and comfort for your site’s visitors. (You read that right—Thesis is now tuning typography for individual FONTS! No other software on the planet can do this.)
The bottom line? Thesis 2 is like your own personal designer—an innovative new system that helps turn your customization dreams into a pixel-perfect reality.
Custom templates tailored to your WordPress installation
With other themes, “custom” is marketing speak for “you’re gonna need code for this.”
Thesis, however, respects the meaning of the word “custom” and thoughtfully scans your WordPress installation to incorporate anything you might have added to it.
Thesis automatically creates templates based on your WordPress settings. You can also create custom templates on the fly…without code!
If Thesis detects custom post types or custom taxonomies, it will create special templates for each of these items in your Skin (and it doesn’t matter which Skin you’re using!).
No matter what kind of site you’re running on WordPress, Thesis will adapt to your environment and give you a code-free way to control it.
I love the template support for custom post types. That’s been a great help for a complex site I am working on.
Also, if you want to create your own custom templates on the fly, you can do it from the comfort of the visual template editor—no FTP clients, text editors, or other technical things required.
(Seriously, after using Thesis for a little while, you’ll be amazed that we ever used complicated tools like that for something so simple!)