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Here’s some of what you can expect in the new version:
- A new multiple-instance sidebar widget that allows you to display posts from any category. Rick gave you a sneak peek of the Killer Recent Entries widget last week, and now you get to see it live!
- All-new post editing options that replace the need to use cumbersome custom fields. Also, inline documentation and tips make these new options intuitive and easy to use.
- Post images and thumbnails, two new image-based features that add an unbelievable amount of visual flexibility to your site. There’s a lot to talk about here (because there’s a lot you can accomplish with these things!), so I’ll save the details for the forthcoming launch post.
- Reorganized and improved options pages that are more usable, more information-rich, and more intuitive than ever before.
- A feature box, which is a hookable element that you can position in various places around your layout. Expect this box to gain a healthy set of customization options in future releases of Thesis.
- A fantastic new home page layout called Features & Teasers. Features are displayed just like normal blog posts, but teasers are a completely new and customizable way to display your posts. Teasers are so option-rich and dynamic that it really does no good to talk about them here—just go download 1.4 and check out the Home Page Layout area of the Design Options page!