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Both of these themes sport a “framework” concept which brings the extended functionality and depend on what amounts to a sub-theme being used to bring in the styling effects that make the sites look unique.
Everyone has their favorites and for various reasons and specializations and both themes are phenomenal though their focuses are different. (I run thesis on most of my sites.)
The newest and VERY highly anticipated version 2.0 of thesis is due out soon and excitement is building. Existing users of thesis will get this upgrade for free which rocks!
Here’s what Chris Pearson from DIYThemes had to say in a letter to subscribers yesterday…
Thesis 1.x changed the world of WordPress themes. Instead of focusing on design, like countless other themes, Thesis 1.x focused on building a rock-solid framework.
It wasn’t about the design…
…It was about a solid foundation that gave you “point-and-click” design controls, lightning-fast load times, and SUPERB SEO functionality.
And we delivered. Even now, Thesis boasts some of the BEST SEO options on the market.
For instance, we believe Thesis is still the ONLY theme that offers the ability to turn your category pages into search engine—and people friendly pages. Read more on that here:
However, the time is coming, and Thesis is about to change the theme space once again. Thesis 2.0 is currently in development, and you should expect to hear more soon.
We’ve been keeping Thesis 2.0 a closely guarded secret–similar to how Apple keeps their products a secret–because we have some truly remarkable, game-changing features planned.
Chris Pearson, and the DIYthemes Team
While there has been – and remains – a lot of controversy in the GPL community about Thesis over their licensing choices – the simple fact remains that it is still used a large percentage of blogs particularly those wishing to maximize their SEO.
The difference that a strong framework theme coupled with advanced functions that only truly premium themes bring to the table can play a BIG difference in a lot of aspects of your site – something few people realize. This goes far beyond purely choosing a theme for aesthetics.
You may know that I am having a new site design crafted and while it will look different in some ways than a lot of Thesis sites you see – it will still be powered by Thesis under the hood – a factor that was very important to me.
What theme are you currently rocking – do you feel it brings a full featureset to the table – and why do you feel it kicks ass? Share your thoughts on your favorites below and lets see what sexy attire everyone’s sites are sporting!
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P.S.: If you’re considering migrating to thesis I would suggest making the purchase before the release of the 2.0 version when it is likely that a price increase will occur. This will save you some cash if you plan to upgrade, even if you do not put it to use immediately.
P.S.S. Yes, that is my affiliate link as I’m proud to recommend you check them out. (I also recommend Genesis for some users.) If you purchase Chris from DIYThemes is obligated to buy me a cheeseburger and maybe a diet mt. dew. Thank you for your support!