New Theme for my Blog, Thesis. Whaddya Think? 5


I recently installed Thesis a paid WordPress theme by well known WordPress theme designer Chris Pearson of Pearsonified. Chris has created the several WordPress themes such as the popular Copyblogger, Neoclassical, Cutline and Press Row.

Unlike most standard WordPress themes it’s SEO’d properly, i.e.,  H1 tags default for posts titles which WordPress should use as default but they don’t.

The default settings are excellent, typography and layout is amazing and you can customize it very easily. They have control panels in the design section of WordPress that I really wished my previous theme Northern Web Coders had, would have saved me days of messing around trying to customize things. They have an active forum for support and an actual detailed online manual for the theme vs 1 or 2 screens of information most WordPress Themes have.

I’ll do a detailed review later, I’m still in the midst of tweaking things. Still on my to do list are the navigation bar buttons at the top,  possibly a header graphic but possibly not, and a better RSS layout.

You can check out the Thesis theme here (aff).

I’ve also added a section for ADHD related gadgets and books from Amazon.com on the left sidebar that some of you might be interested in. I get a small cut on any purchases you make on Amazon’s website if you click through any of the links.

So please tell me what you like/don’t like/would change/ is missing from my new blog design.


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5 thoughts on “New Theme for my Blog, Thesis. Whaddya Think?

  • kate

    Please keep this idea going, my husband has undiagnosed ADHD and we have begun to have the discussion on medication. We are both worried he will loose his ‘edge’ and ability to do 20 things at once.

  • Pete Quily

    what idea Kate?

    1. get a proper diagnosis first. He may have ADHD, he may not, he may have ADHD and other co-existing conditions as well. If you don’t know what you have it’s hard to properly manage it. See http://adultaddstrengths.com/2008/02/21/top-10-ways-to-manage-adult-adhd/

    2. If he does have ADHD and finds the right med(s) and the right dose (it’s a trial an error process, you usually won’t get the right one off the bat) he won’t lose his edge or his multitasking capabilities, he’ll just increase his completion rate.

  • Dr Charles Parker

    Pete,
    Great site, enjoyed many of your WP connections. We are on the same path… by soapbox is on the medical side, as I see many who write for ADD meds not ‘paying attention’ to precise details of the medications for the people they treat who themselves are not ‘paying attention.’

    Switching to WP early this year and looks like Thesis is the one to move to…

    Have a great Holiday!
    Chuck

  • Pete Quily

    Thanks Chuck,

    good idea to switch to WordPress, you can do a lot more with it than Typepad. I’d definitely say check out Thesis.

    Merry Christmas.

  • RaiulBaztepo

    Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo