WordPress has released a slew of security updates since this was first posted, and now they’re up to version 2.8.4. Thesis 1.5.1 works like a charm with all of these security updates, including 2.8.4.
I‘ve begun to notice that with each new release of WordPress, the marketplace echoes a palpable fear over compatibility, and rightly so! With so many plugins and themes floating around out there, upgrading WordPress has more or less become an exercise in “what will break next?”
Ever since I first launched Thesis in 2008, I’ve tried to incorporate as much plugin-like functionality as possible into the theme. This serves a twofold purpose:
- You can eliminate plugins, thereby reducing the number of headaches and things you need to worry about when upgrading WordPress (or even Thesis, for that matter).
- Stability. Ever had a plugin author quit updating a plugin that you used? Yeah—not fun. By using functionality that is built into Thesis, you’re taking advantage of a built-in insurance policy. Thesis is here to stay, and it will be compatible with the latest and greatest version of WordPress.
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. Follow DIYthemes on Twitter for the latest tips and info on building effective websites.
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