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Thesis Starter PSD and Custom Files

February 5, 2010 · 11 comments

I’m still kicking it in the Thesis world. For those of you who still don’t know what Thesis is, check it out here.

Anyways, as I’m sure most of you do know, Thesis is a leading WordPress framework that provides SEO, stability, and plenty of ways to customize your site. The customization scene has been picking up lately, with hundreds of great examples. Seeing all of those great customizations and skins that people are hammering out, I figured I’d try to make things easier for some people by providing a sort of starter pack to the public.

The files included in the pack are exactly what I use when I start a new site or skin. Included in the download are:

  • Default Thesis PSD for a 2 column (600×300) site. Includes extra layers to visualize the blog page, normal page, comments and dropdowns. Also has default folders to keep things organized.
  • Custom files, custom.css and custom-functions.php already commented out. Custom.css also includes some default styling for forms (as I’m not a fan of the default styling).
  • Two import files that gives you a de-lined, full-width page with my preferred options (just try it out). NOTE: You need the Thesis import/export plugin in order to use these two files.

For those of you who don’t want to spend any time customizing stuff, why don’t you download my new Thesis skin: ThesisPlay. It’s awesome- in fact, it’s the skin running this very site!

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Tech Robotics Blogger April 18, 2010 at 11:13 am

Thanks for the PSD’s; really useful for my site.

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Dr. Lawrence Kindo May 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Thanks for this useful starter. I am thinking of reworking my site design – Am quite sure this is going to come very handy.

Any suggestions for my site design? Seems to break a bit in IE6 through IE8


Paul June 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Thanks for this info. Can the import files be uploaded using Thesis Options Manager in 1.7?


VJ September 10, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Hey Matt! Thank you are the information and freebie. Really useful.


Greg Huntoon March 13, 2011 at 12:14 am

What a nice little resource. Always nice when people spend a little extra time to help others out. Kudos, Matt.


Roland Plotter June 26, 2011 at 5:22 am

I have been using Easy Thesis themes to mod my websites but it is limited unless you know how to do more modifications to the css and custom files. I am just starting to understand thesis hooks so I appreciate your resource.


Cal August 11, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Hi there really liking this website! I’ve not actually bought Thesis yet but how hard is it to customize / make a theme for Thesis? I’m up for learning but only really know HTML / CSS and my experience with Wordpress is limited – all I’ve ever done is edit the CSS by following a Child theme tutorial (which wasnt that bad). Do you think I’d be able to do it, or would it be too advanced? Dunno whether to buy the Thesis theme if I can’t cutomize you see.

You actually look like a guy who made a complete series on how to make your own Wordpress theme from scratch which was pretty cool and easy to follow. Not too sure if its you however lol!

Cheers – a novice


Tatziki April 19, 2012 at 5:39 am

Thank you! I studied the psd file… And used it in one of my projects for a small business in .
Thank you!!!!


Ron July 14, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Do I U/L as a plugin? got the exportimport plugin installed


Mehedi Hasan January 15, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I’m using thesis and Cappuccino Skin, Now planning to setup my won deign PSD. Learning how to do that.



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