Thesis 1.3.3 is Available Now with Seamless Options Integration for WordPress 2.7

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If you’ve been waiting to upgrade to WordPress 2.7 due to Thesis compatibility, wait no more! Thesis 1.3.3 has arrived, and it now integrates perfectly with WordPress’ sexy new admin panel.

The changes in this release are minor and are mostly related to WordPress 2.7, but many of you will be happy to know that Thesis 1.3.3 is still backwards-compatible with WordPress 2.6+. Here’s what’s new in 1.3.3:

  • Options panels now display properly in the WP 2.7 admin interface, which is really just a fancy way of saying that the Big Ass Save Button has returned!
  • The Multimedia Box section of the Thesis Options page now contains a better description of the “custom code” option and how to make the most of it by leveraging the new hook that debuted in Thesis 1.3.2, thesis_hook_multimedia_box. Best of all, this dovetails nicely with a fantastic post from Sugarrae that will help you set up targeted affiliate ads with Thesis [edit: link removed].
  • The comment form has been tweaked slightly to allow for full functionality with 2.7, and in addition, required fields (like name and email) are now marked with asterisks.
  • The introductory block at the top of archive pages has been modified so that the entire #archive_info div is now hooked into place. This is a minor change, but it is one that makes creating more informative archive pages much, much easier.
  • Thanks to user mavicus, Thesis’ 404 functionality now works for all bad URLs.
  • Tag links are no longer underlined by default. The primary reason for this change is that when you have a series of links, underlines become visually dominant. Since tags are a secondary type of content (while the post itself is primary), it makes sense to lessen their visual impact.