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New look via Thesis

May 21, 2009 · 7 comments

Yep, I’m using Thesis.

For the last couple of weeks I have been working with the latest Thesis framework (and WordPress of course) to create a variety of different Thesis “skins.” These skins will be released completely free sometime next month. The skin I currently have enabled is one of the simpler, toned down skins that are planned to be released to the public.

Now, I’m sure some of you proud Thesis owners might be thinking “Its pretty and all, but do I really want to go through all of the work to get it up and operational- and how much ‘out of the box’ work did you do to get it to look like this?” Well I won’t speak for the rest of the themes just yet- but this theme itself honestly took about 5 minutes to install. You do not need to enter in any hooks, or change any functions. There are a few steps to get the design “just right”, which can all be achieved using Thesis’ built in options. Upload, point, click, click, click save. Done.

Anyways- I won’t go into detail right now- but if you are a Thesis fan and happened to stumble across this post, bookmark the site, add me to twitter, drop a comment, or grab the RSS. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Original Photo Credit: Flickr

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Tracy January 30, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I like the skin you’re using now. Well done!


Matt Hodder January 30, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Thanks Tracy!

You can actually get the skin here if you’re interested.


Nicholas Dodd February 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm


Loving the simplicity of your site’s Thesis design. Easy on the eyes.

Question, What function are you using to display that line separating your teaser post image and byline from the content? Thanks!
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Matt Hodder February 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm

I have a function on the thesis_hook_before_post hook called Clear.

That function is just has <div class="clearheader"></div> in it. I then style it with css to break up the content and header, and include the line.


Piyush Shekhar February 26, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Let me try it !


Matt Hodder February 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Sure! But you’ll have to pay for it 🙂


Vipin Singh July 23, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Excellent information…

You are rock man m going to check this out 🙂


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