After reading about Flex below, be sure to check out everything that’s new in the Flex 1.1 update!
For years, we’ve been providing you with the best-performing designs in the business. From SEO to speed, we’ve focused on the details and given you Skins that look just as good on the inside as they do on the outside.
But now that we’ve nailed the fundamentals and can guarantee you the best out-of-the-box performance in the business, we’ve shifted our focus to what you really want—more gorgeous designs!
Today, I’m proud to introduce you to our newest creation, the Flex Skin for Thesis. Matthew Horne (the guy who brought you the Effectus Skin) has been working on it for months, and I know you’re going to love what you see. Let’s take a look!
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Point-releases (like 2.1, 2.2, etc…) are a very big deal around here, and Thesis 2.2 is no exception. You’re gonna love the new features I’ll share with you today, and you’ll have more customization options and control than ever before.
Once you finish reading this roundup, you may want to check out the detailed changelog for this release.
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If you’re interested in a detailed look at the Effectus Skin from DIYthemes, you’ll enjoy the webinar I co-hosted with Rick Anderson of BYOBWebsite.
Rick was kind enough to coordinate and record the webinar, and you can watch the Effectus Skin demo and Q&A at his site.
Also, for those of you who don’t know him already, Rick is one of the best teachers of both WordPress and Thesis, and he has helped hundreds of people learn how to control and run their own sites, without needing to rely so heavily on (expensive) developers and designers.
Enjoy the webinar!
Want more? Check out this article for more information about the Effectus Skin.
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.