Nonverbal Website Intelligence

Free Ebook: How Nonverbal Website Communication Gets You Sales and Subscribers

In this free 33-page report, you'll discover:

  • How "Line of Sight" Increases Conversion Rates
  • The Best Way to Optimize Images to Grab Reader Attention
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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.

And speaking of finding great Skins…

Coming Soon: A New Premium Skin!

The fine gentlemen at Themedy Themes have been making top-notch Thesis Skins for nearly two years, and they’ve recently produced the second Skin in our premium designers’ series (you may recall that Promo was the first).

We’ll unveil this new Skin in a couple of weeks, but I wanted to go ahead and give you a little teaser of what’s to come.

Themedy Thesis Skin preview

For starters, you’ll get a big feature area on your home page that’s designed for optin-style conversions (or just introducing yourself or your business in a bold way).

Next, you’ll be able to use this feature area on your posts and pages for big, beautiful pictures and headlines that will really stand out.

Finally, this Skin will come with detailed Landing Page and Full Width templates that are perfect for conversions of all kinds—product sales, optins, you name it. I’m fond of these templates simply because they provide an easy and effective way to channel your audience’s attention, and in my experience, that always yields the best results.

I’m looking forward to sharing this new Skin with you in the near future…you’re gonna love it!

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.

I’ll go into the licensing details in a moment, but first, I want to tell you a story about how this all came to be. [click to continue…]

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!

We’ve just launched a new My Account area where you can manage your DIYthemes account and quickly access all of your Thesis purchases.

Let’s take a tour of the new features, but before we begin, go ahead and log into your account so you can follow along. [click to continue…]