Wooooot! It’s party time here at DIYthemes, and there are two big reasons why:
First, this week marks the two-year anniversary of day I launched Thesis. To commemorate this momentous occasion, I decided to have a look through some of the original Thesis files to see how far we’ve come…
And as it turns out, I’ve seen horror movies that scared me less than that old code 😀
On the upside, knowing where we’ve come from makes me all the more excited to announce the second big reason why we’re partying this week at DIYthemes:
Thesis 1.7 has arrived!
While you should always upgrade to the latest version of Thesis, this one is extremely important for three notable reasons.
- The new Options Manager allows you to save and restore your options settings, and this will prove useful whenever you work on your site. Whether you’re installing a new Thesis skin, sharing options with friends, or backing up your settings for upgrades or server moves, you’ll find the Options Manager to be extremely helpful.
- Thesis 1.7 is the most efficient, fast, and flexible version to date. You’ll notice performance improvements on your live site and in the admin panel; usability enhancements like this are what make Thesis a joy to use.
- Although I’m known for my attention to detail, I really went nuts on this particular release. Fortunately for you, this means that there is a lot to love about Thesis 1.7! Check out the new feature list, and you’ll see what I mean.
In addition, to help you get started with Thesis 1.7, we’ve added helpful videos to the Thesis download page. Whether you’re installing Thesis for the first time or upgrading from a previous version, you’ll have a clear example of how to get Thesis up and running!
Oh, and one last thing—starting this week, we’re going to begin publishing tutorial videos, helpful tips, and community news on the DIYthemes site. Click here to receive automatic updates by email, and be sure to enter your email address in the appropriate box!
Finally, thank you for being a Thesis user and having such impeccable taste in Web software 😀
Wait, what’s that? You don’t have Thesis yet? Well don’t just stand there—go get Thesis now!
About the Author: Chris Pearson, Thesis creator and DIYthemes founder, is obsessed with optimizing the web and making sure every last detail receives the attention it requires. You should follow him on Twitter here.