There is a new skin for Thesis, called Effectus, and it is an impressive piece of work.
For more information, watch the following video.
Several years ago I made the decision to try Thesis, a WordPress framework.
A framework is a development platform, but in non-geek speak it simply allowed me to make a great deal of customization to my WordPress site without having to learn CSS or Php. I know there are purists out there that will tell me that I shouldn't attempt to maintain a WordPress blog without adequate CSS or Php knowledge. Yeah, yeah,I know I should learn both of those skills. but I have done just fine, thank you, with Thesis, and some HTML.
It has worked for me, if you find it works for you too, then congrats, you saved yourself quite a bit of learning time, and more than a few headaches along the way in dealing with WordPress. I went for the developer option, so I can also customize Thesis for my customers as well.
My lack of knowledge of Php bit me in the arse using standard WordPress themes, and that was a motivating factor in my decision to switch to Thesis. In the interest of fairness, there is another highly-rated WordPress framework out there called Genesis, and there are proponents on both sides, who claim that one is superior over the other. I don't know Genesis very well at all, so I am not in a position to judge.
The only thing I will say about Thesis is that their support is nothing less than fantastic. They are super responsive, and the forum they have for support is active with knowledgeable people, willing to help at a moments notice.
The new Skin, (theme for Thesis) is called Effectus by Chris Pearson, and I think it rocks! Take a look at the video and see if you appreciate how easy it is to make modifications on the fly to your WordPress site that could only be done by well-experienced CSS and Php coders in WordPress.
If you are interested in a promo code for Thesis, shoot me a message and I will hook you up.
The promo codes and discounts change all the time, so I'd rather not publish them in this post.
Good Luck in all your endeavors, and let me know if some of your WordPress headaches have been eased by using Thesis.
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