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Thesis 1.7

Thesis 1.7 A New Generation of Website Optimization

Everyone using Thesis Theme probably is wondering how Thesis 1.7 will look like, and what new features will come a long with the new version of Thesis and of course Thesis developer licensed members are much more carouse about how Thesis 1.7 will help them to build powerful websites and how easy and fast their work is going to be, FamousBlogger blog is using Thesis theme by the way.

If you are a member of the DIYthemes community and using Thesis theme then probably you have received an email from Chris Pearson of DIYthemes talking a little bit about Thesis 1.7, this is the benefit of subscribing to feeds and newsletters, you always know about the good news earlier.

Chris Pearson says he will release Thesis 1.7 over the next couple of weeks, and developers will get a beta version to be able to test it, once the bugs are solved the final release of Thesis 1.7 will be available for everybody.

As well all know that Thesis 1.6 changes was much more in the theme design options, but Pearson says the coming Thesis 1.7 will bring out more technical features and enhancements, I was amazed while reading about it.

What’s new on Thesis 1.7

  • Options Manager
  • Insane New SEO Controls and Details
  • New Headline filter
  • Internationalization

Let’s give a short brief about each new feature on thesis 1.7

Thesis Options Management

It’s going to be fun to setup a new and fast new Thesis blog with our having to set each one of it’s options by hand, even sharing Thesis configurations with other with is going to be much easier as you will be able to save and restore Thesis conflagrations like fonts and design settings, and I love this feature, I means imagine how easy Thesis management will be while setting up a new blog.

Thesis SEO controls and details

I am so excited to see the new control of SEO optimization, Version 1.7 is promising to give the power of control and supply details, and add (noindex, nofollow, noarchive) to your blog, and also there will be a new page in Thesis Options Panel to control over all the details of your blog, like settings of Category and Tage archiving pages. isn’t that awesome?

Thesis Headline Filter

This simple filter will allow developers to show/hide headlines for more diverse post styles on your site, here is an example (note the absence of a headline and byline): Web publishing 2010, enjoy the interview video.

Thesis Internationalization

There were some parts of thesis 1.6 need treatment, but with version 1.7 Internationalization is solved and working much better after fixing some code issues.

Conclusion: Thesis.. a Theme that teach you

Again and again I will repeat this, Thesis is great theme for me not because all the punch of options and enhancements it has, but getting my hands dirty with the code is much more fun with Thesis Theme. Thesis is a WordPress theme that teach you how to to play.

I create websites with WordPress, and I develop Thesis Skins. I am a social network lover. I am also the night creature who works hard to keep this project up. Owner and founder of the Famous Blog.

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  • Brendan April 18, 2010, 8:57 pm

    I love being able to change the title and description of the tag pages and the category pages. Chris has completely outdone himself and I cannot wait to see what 2.0 is going to look like.
    .-= NEW from Brendan @ Online Marketing Consultant´s last blog ..Why Web Design Shouldn’t Be a Do-It-Yourself Task =-.

  • Ileane
    Twitter:
    March 10, 2010, 4:30 am

    Hi Hesham,

    I know there is a huge Thesis fan club and I will be on board one day soon. In fact my daughter @TheBondGurl just started using Thesis, so I will be able to watch closely from behind the scenes. At least it’s good to know where I can come if I have questions for her (right here).

    I think I need to watch the video and start following Personified too.

    If you get another blog, please DM me because I want to be one of the first to leave a comment! ;)

    Thanks for the info Hesham!
    .-= Ileane @Blogging´s last blog ..Diigo Extension for Google Chrome Browser =-.

  • Tinh March 9, 2010, 11:54 pm

    I guess the 1.7 version will be stopped in stead of V2.xxx. I heard somewhere that 1.xxx will stop at 1.6 and V2.x will be developed. Anyway, hope to see the new one soon
    .-= Tinh´s last blog ..Boost Google Adsense Revenue With Optimization Tips by Emails =-.

  • Archon Digital March 9, 2010, 10:39 am

    I’ve always used Thematic on my projects but have always admired Thesis theme from afar.

    Interesting as I might give it a try soon as I’m currently making up my mind between Genesis and Thesis.
    .-= Archon Digital´s last blog ..Facebook Fan Page & Fan Box Script – Image Replacement Fix =-.

  • Alison Moore Smith March 9, 2010, 1:43 am

    I love Thesis. Love, love, love. It’s what I use on all my new sites and what I’m converting all my old sites to. Even more important, it’s what I use on all my client sites.

    The Options Manager is a dream come true. It will make setting up my blogs much more streamlined.

    Great product, great support.
    .-= Alison Moore Smith@New Blog Setup´s last blog ..Start a New Blog in 1 Week =-.

  • Satria Nugraha February 15, 2010, 9:55 am

    One thing I want to be in Thesis is header logo management.
    I don’t know how can neat beckend theme like Thesis doesn’t have header logo management.
    I think there is important to personalize and build a brand by adding header logo.
    Hope this features can add on Thesis asap. :)
    .-= Satria Nugraha´s last blog ..eBay Niche Store – How to Install phpBay Pro (Video Review) =-.

    • Hesham February 28, 2010, 11:06 pm

      Thesis guys are more behind the coding to making it faster and of course SEO, probably Logo and header management will not be included in Thesis 1.7 but I believe it’s a good thing if they made is easy!

  • Dennis Edell February 12, 2010, 6:54 pm

    Not a complaint but an observation…you turning into a Thesis blog here? ;)
    .-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..Theme Construction Part 2 – What Should Go WITHIN The Blog? This Is The FUN Part! =-.

    • Hesham February 13, 2010, 2:17 am

      I am not turning, this is a thesis powered blog ;)

      • Dennis Edell February 13, 2010, 12:11 pm

        I meant, might every other post be thesis customization?
        .-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..I’m Looking For Launch Partners – $20 OR Three DoFollow Links For You! =-.

        • Hesham February 13, 2010, 12:47 pm

          mmm, some times I don’t understand you well, anyways, I just try to blog about what readers ask me! and they still need this kind of posts about Thesis!

  • Kristi Hines
    Twitter:
    February 11, 2010, 10:20 am

    I hope that, for the people using the settings in Platinum SEO / All in One Pack, that they will be able to export those settings into the new SEO settings in Thesis 1.7. That video as a header is pretty amazing on Pearsonified.
    .-= Kristi Hines´s last blog ..How to Promote Your Business, Blog or Website on Twitter =-.

    • Hesham February 12, 2010, 2:43 pm

      is this can be done automatically? or you have to edit each post? I really don’t know!

      • aviationMY February 13, 2010, 12:29 am

        Hi, im stumble upon your blog from Google searching for Thesis Customization.

        and WOW..your theme is fully customized..i love your customization..its clean!

        BTW, im using Thesis too and i want to have the Famous Blogger icon next to my comment like yours.

        and how your customize your add a comment and track backs that has gray background and a square float at left..it was just nice to see them.

        hope you could guide me how to to the baobe customization.

        Meanwhile..Good Luck!

        Thank You.

        • Hesham February 13, 2010, 2:36 am

          Hello, glad you like the comment section and you will be visiting it more often :) , although it’s actually not finished yet! there is some work to be done here.

          If you want to style the comment and trackback title and count, give them background like the one I have simply find the “.comment_intro p” style in your costum.css file and change it to the following:

          .comments_intro p { background-color:#666;background:none repeat scroll 0 0 #EEEEEE;border-left:4.4em solid #DDDDDD;margin-bottom:2.2em;margin-left:-1em;padding:0.9em 1.1em;}
          

          By the way, I got this style code from Chris Pearsons’s blog.

          If you use firebug add-on for firefox it will make it much more easier to do all what you want with your blog. plz give it a try!

          • aviaitonMY February 13, 2010, 2:46 am

            Ok thank you..i and one thing regarding your comment section… i found yours is very different from other Thesis user.

            1. how did you put you put famosubloggers icon at the right inline with your gravatar?
            2. the comment count. How you did it?
            3. and the space/margin/padding between your comment text and the date.comment-count, twittip id is far, its beautiful because the long text didn’t wrap the gravatar at the left.
            4. last but not least, i search on how to make the date move below the commentator name but i never found any tutorial of it..

            That’s all

            Btw, your domain is very beautiful. famousbloggers.net.

        • Hesham February 13, 2010, 3:03 am

          The image is a background of the comment reply!

          I have added another reply to you on the other post, and it has some explanation for the plugins I am using!

          Keep visiting our blog, we may write more about Thesis customization soon.

  • Michael Aulia
    Twitter:
    February 11, 2010, 8:47 am

    I got the email today too from Chris. Looking forward for Thesis 1.7 :)

    I already use a Platinum SEO plug-in though, so I’m not sure whether the SEO options will give me something newer or whether they can work together. Let’s see!
    .-= Michael Aulia´s last blog ..OGAEXEC.exe error upon Windows restart? =-.

    • Hesham February 11, 2010, 8:53 am

      I think the SEO options will give more control for those who don’t use plugins!

  • Firas Steitiyeh February 11, 2010, 7:38 am

    I really can’t wait for 1.7 to be announced! I have the developer license and waiting for it on FIRE!!
    .-= Firas Steitiyeh´s last blog ..What are you waiting for? =-.

  • Tom February 11, 2010, 4:01 am

    I have a personal copy of Thesis so I have to wait for the all developers to Beta test it. But I can’t wait to see what is install with Thesis 1.7.
    .-= Tom@Market Samurai Discount´s last blog ..Niche Suggestions Please…For Free Keyword Analysis =-.

    • Hesham February 11, 2010, 5:23 am

      I just got the developer license because I run more than one blog, and I expect to have more at any time, so this is makes me ready to go!

      I hope the testing process will not take long time!

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