This year, Google announced that it would be increasing its use of mobile-friendliness as a rankings signal.
This is big news, but it isn’t really surprising, as the web has been heading in a more mobile direction for quite a few years. Responsive design has been the rage for a long time, and all of our Thesis Skins feature responsive designs that look great on every device.
But just having a responsive design doesn’t make your site mobile-friendly. Because mobile internet connections are, on average, much slower than broadband signals, site performance is every bit as important as having a responsive design…perhaps moreso!
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If you’re still using Thesis 1.x, you’ll be happy to know we’ve released Thesis 1.8.6 for full WordPress 4.0 compatibility.
Grab the update here, and then follow these instructions to update from version 1.x to version 1.8.6.
Finally, just to be clear—if you’re using Thesis 2 (and specifically, the latest version, 2.1.9), your site is fully compatible with WordPress 4.0.
The Thesis Gallery Showcase is back, and it’s better—and more informative—than ever before.
First, all of the sites in the showcase are running the latest version of Thesis. Now you can browse in confidence, knowing that every site is using the same basic platform as your own site.
Second, we’ve added filters that let you browse by Skin, site type, designer, and developer.
I’m particularly excited about the designer and developer filters because they’ll help generate exposure for the most talented people working with Thesis today. (And hey—if you’re looking for professional help with your site, this is a great place to begin your search.)
Also, you’ll be able to use the Skin filters to help determine which Skin is best suited for your next website project.
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With last week’s release of Thesis 2.1.9, we also released a round of updates for our Skins and Boxes. While these updates improved functionality and performance (you know, the usual stuff), they also included new, open-source MIT licenses.
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This is just a quick update to let you know that Thesis 2.1.9 (changelog) is now available via auto updates and direct download for new customers.
The purpose of the new version is to enhance auto update functionality for Skins and Boxes.
And on that note, I’ve got a big announcement about Skins and Boxes on deck for tomorrow. Stay tuned!