Thesis 1.1 WordPress Theme Released.

There are a lot of things that go in to building a quality website that will continually bring in traffic and eventually produce income for you. This blog is just now approaching its two month anniversary so I don’t presume to know everything but before jumping into this project I did do some preliminary planning and looked at a lot of different blogs that have become popular.

The single most important thing has always been and remains content. If you publish quality content, people who share your interests will eventually find you. The next thing that seem to recurring on successful blogs, was top-notch design and presentation. A professionally designed blog does a lot for your credibility and if you are using a theme that automatically optimizes your content for Search Engines, those interested parties will only find you faster.

Thesis 1.1 has been releasedThat brings me to the topic of today’s post. Chris Pearson over at DIYThemes just released the third major update to his popular Thesis WordPress Theme. The Thesis theme is the theme I chose to use here on and it offers unparalleled design options for its users without any of the difficult coding that is usually associated with building a professional looking blog. The best thing about Thesis is that it automatically optimizes your content for the search engines. Chris also had the foresight to add a support forum for the theme so if you need help, you can get it from him or one of the other 1500+ thesis users active in the forum.

If you’ve been reading this blog thus far, you already know that one of the things I write about is how you can use the internet to make extra money and that process starts with building a website that you can later monetize. The Thesis Theme is one tool you can use to do that. So if you haven’t yet checked it out, browse on over to the DIYThemes and see what Thesis can do for you and your blog and stay tuned to for more information on how to build and monetize a website that will pay recurring dividends as you travel down to the road to financial freedom.

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  • Patrick K. O'Brien September 14, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Just thought I’d say hello from one Midwestern Thesis fan to another. Feel free to check out some of the Thesis tips on my blog, while I read some of your financial tips.

  • Chris September 15, 2008 at 7:12 am


    Thanks for stopping by. Always glad to hear from another Thesis fan. I’ll be sure to check out your blog.

  • Patrick K. O'Brien September 15, 2008 at 9:33 am

    All right, Chris, I’m back again, with a look of jealousy in my eyes. 🙂

    Seriously, I really like the RSS and Email subscription options you’ve got displayed in the far right column over there. I want those on my blogs. They look great. How did you do it? And did you have to do anything special as far as Thesis goes?

  • Chris September 15, 2008 at 5:34 pm


    Thanks for the feedback. To answer your question, the RSS and Email subscriptions are just images that I found on another blog and added to a standard text widget.

    All the modifications I’ve made to Thesis are contained in my custom.css. Nothing major, just changing the background, background colors, and margins & padding settings to achieve the look I wanted.

  • Patrick K. O'Brien October 12, 2008 at 12:26 am

    @Chris – Have you had a chance to work with Thesis 1.2 yet? I upgraded all my blogs last week. And I added another post to my Thesis Theme blog here:

    Thesis Theme 1.2 Revealed

    This post is the first in what will be a series. (There are now a lot of options to cover!) The idea is to go through all the available admin options and provide some helpful information about them.

    I hope people get some benefit out of it. Let me know what you think of it, when you get a chance.


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