Thesis 1.5 is Officially Official

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After spending more than two months in hardcore development and testing, Thesis 1.5 is finally an official release. Those of you on the bleeding edge won’t notice many differences between 1.5b r7 and the final release, but if you’re one of those folks who’s still on 1.4.2 or an even earlier version, then you are really in for a treat with 1.5.

Here’s what’s different about 1.5 final relative to 1.5b r7:

  • New in-post option to noindex individual posts and pages! — Under the “SEO Details and Additional Style” section of your post editing screen, you’ll notice a new checkbox that will allow you to noindex posts/pages on an individual basis. Finite control FTW.
  • Teaser byline fonts now inherit the post byline font — You know, instead of inheriting the browser default whenever the chosen byline font differed from the chosen body font.
  • “Home” link in nav menu is no longer nofollowed by default — A minor change that was partially influenced by Matt Cutts, who is now rocking Thesis.
  • Fixed a bug with the <h1> tags in the header — Amazingly, every beta release since revision 5 had been affected by this bug, but I only noticed it this week. Basically, 2 <h1> tags were rendering in the header on the home page, and this made for an epic, egg-on-the-face FAIL.
  • <title> tags now show the proper title on non-category archive pages — Beats the heck out of the alternative, doesn’t it?