Visual Slider, Unlimited Sidebars, Tabbed Widgets, and More!

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This page used to contain lots of links to Thesis resources, but we have removed most of them because they became badly outdated. For newer and more relevant info, check out the DIYthemes Blog.

  • Say, Can You Hook a Sista Up? If you really want to pimp out your Thesis Theme, you owe it to yourself to master the use of Hooks. The Thesis Documentation covers default hook usage and provides a reference list of available hooks; and for visual reference, the Thesis Hooks page is worth a look.
  • DoubleMule: Twice as Generous! Custom headers (or banners) are a mighty popular subject ’round these parts. DoubleMule gives us their take on how to add a custom banner image with CSS. And in case you’d prefer to implement your own rotator instead of using the Thesis default, be sure to check out their earlier tutorial on adding a simple custom JS rotator to the Multimedia Box.
  • Slide Over Next to Me! Michael Gray delves into all the details you need to know in order to add a dynamic featured content slider to your home page.
  • Unlimited Sidebar Options?! Bert Mahoney says “With this tutorial your sidebar options are limitless and the boundaries are defined by your needs.” Go on, get sidebars however you like them!
  • How Does Matt Find Time to Fly? Matt Langford has been quite busy since our last post. He’s covered tabbed widgets, compiled a monster list of Thesis Resources, and rounded up three easy tutorials for highlighting author comments, inserting a TweetMeMe button, and using a reply button in threaded comments. In the midst of all that, he still found time to produce The Brownie Thesis Skin. Kudos and thanks, Matt!
  • Widgets! Now Available in Your Choice of Colors! Alex Fraiser outlines how he made colored widget boxes in his sidebars to display recent posts, popular posts, and more.
  • Attention, Please! Did you know that Thesis has built-in paragraph styles for Notes and Alerts? If you’re using these, you might also be interested in adding some icons for that extra oomph. Thanks to Tyler at Building Camelot!