Timeless Thesis WordPress Theme Customizations

April 26, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More

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Countless rave reviews about Thesis Theme for WordPress can be found on the internet if you search it on Google. Having over 4 million search results for the term “Thesis theme reviews”, there’s really no doubt that it was indeed a very popular theme amongst content publishers particularly bloggers.

It was in August 2009 when I first used Thesis theme on this site and the rest was history. I’m not an affiliate marketer making commissions out of endorsing this theme so basically I’m just a fan.

I’ve been exposed to the basic web development components such as HTML and CSS because of this theme including PHP. Thesis is like a framework that is not so friendly for novices and those that don’t have any background on markup languages and custom styles sheets but friendly to those who are willing to learn and earn extra credits for SEO benefits.

The moment you learn how to tweak Thesis using codes to change its layout and colors, the more you get hooked into it.

For so many months, I have scoured the web for useful resources on how to tweak Thesis theme and among those timeless pieces of tutorials that I came across will take the credit for this post entirely.

My current header is a simple art work designed by me using Picasa, Google’s free photo editing software.

Most custom CSS requirements can be fulfilled by using this CSS code generator from DoubleMule.

This site’s custom RSS feed trick was courtesy of Brendan Wenzel.

Thesis Theme header

The full navigation menu tutorial come from the expertise of Kristarella.

With every post that you can find on this site follows several social bookmarking icons right below it and these are all made possible through the savvy codes of Kristi Hines.

thesis social bookmarking icons

Some of the insertions on these site’s pages were actually powered by the Thesis OpenHook plugin where most of the ad codes reside.

One of the favorite customization I’ve done on this blog was the custom three column footer widget shared by Fourblogger.com, a video blog, whose admins are very friendly and selfless.

Thesis custom three column footer widget

These pieces of tutorials serve as guide in making this site look the way it was today. I’m very thankful to these guys for sharing their talents and in making Thesis theme functional and aesthetically inspiring.

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  1. Pascal says:

    Hi Mathdelane,

    Thanks for mentioning our 3 column footer link. This is one of our 60+ thesis tutorials, which used by so many thesis users.

    I really proud about getting three line introduction about us. I feel, great and get all the worthy benefits of our hard work from your such encouraging words.

    Best wishes for your blog success.

  2. James says:

    Thanks for sharing your list here. My blog is actually based on one of Kristarella’s themes… that woman is scary smart with a Thesis install.

    I like your three column fat footer… might have to give that a try.

    James
    .-= James´s last blog ..the things we carry =-.

  3. Mathdelane says:

    Hello Pascal,
    Thank you for stopping by. I really noticed your hard work on the tutorial so I’m simply giving the credit to where it’s due. Citing the great contributions of fellow online publishers like myself is probably the best way to show gratitude.

    I’m delighted to see talented yet humble people from the blogosphere drop by and give thanks! You deserve the applause. Cheers!

  4. Mathdelane says:

    Hi James,
    It’s nice to see you once again! I can see that your photo blog looked so much better. Kristarella’s freakin’ Thesis savvy. Her tutorials are short and simple but they work perfectly.

    Glad you liked the footer. You can check out Pascal’s awesome tutorial on that one. A very helpful guy.

  5. Dana says:

    Three column footer seem perfect for a blog. It will give more choice to optimize our blog. I think this kind of customizing make thesis become very popular.
    .-= Dana @ Blogging Tips Blog´s last blog ..How To Install WordPress Blog in HostGator cPanel by Using Fantastisco =-.

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