If you’re anything like me, and you’ve been using the Thesis theme for WordPress for a while, you’re probably eager for the release of Thesis 2.0 and all the life-shattering improvements it will bring. Ok. Maybe not life-shattering. But if I know anything at all about Chris Pearson and the DIY Themes team, I know those upcoming improvements will be ahead of the WordPress development curve.
For now, go ahead and update your Thesis-based website to 1.8.4 to take advantage of a few new changes:
- Better support for WordPress multisite
- Better performance in the Thesis custom file editor
- Overall bug fixes based on requests and feedback from the Thesis community
- The release of child theme and skin starter templates for designers and developers
You can read about the most recent changes at the DIY Themes blog.
One item of note is the fact that DIY Themes plans to discontinue support for the Thesis-based navigation menu in 2.0.
This is probably relevant only to those who are still using much earlier versions of Thesis, as most users switched to the much easier to manage WordPress menu system when support for it was added a few versions ago. Honestly though, the built-in WordPress menu management options are much more robust than the Thesis nav system ever was, so if you haven’t already switched, now would be a good time to do that.
Disclosure: Hibiscus Creative is an official Thesis designer, and we work almost exclusively with it. All links to Thesis above are affiliate links.