Thesis Review: Thesis WordPress Theme Video Review
Still not Using Thesis?
If you aren’t using Thesis, chances are it is because you are skeptical about the price and the whole idea of paying for a WordPress theme when there are 1000’s of free ones out there.
Now I definitely don’t blame you for being a bit leery, but deciding not to use Thesis purely because of its price tag could actually be costing you more in the long run.
What is Your Time Worth?
Let’s face it Your Time is Valuable! The second you realize that spending hours tweaking a free theme is actually more expensive than buying Thesis, you should applaud yourself.
Not only will you start to save time with Thesis, but in my experience sites just rank better in search engines. Now when I sat down to record this video review of Thesis, I began to look back at how it changed the way I work. After some inspection it really became apparent how drastic of an impact Thesis had made on the way I built profitable sites.
Here is a quick outline of how I worked “Before Thesis” and “After Thesis.” I think this illustration will really help demonstrate the value in using Thesis.
Building Websites Before Thesis
In the past I would have spent at least 2 hours searching for a “Free” theme which looked like it could be “minimally” tweaked to meet my new site’s needs. I would then learn how the CSS and XHTML layout worked and then start making changes. This would often entail editing quite a bit of PHP.
The whole process often took ~10 hours and on many occasions several days to end up with a site design/layout that I was satisfied with.
On top of that I would then have to spend even longer making it SEO friendly by replacing various “markup flaws” which is a huge hassle and guessing game in itself!
Building Websites With Thesis
I simply install Thesis through the WordPress theme area. Then I venture over to the Thesis Options/Design Options, (this is the fun/easy part) and tweak the general layout and color scheme to meet my needs. I am confident that Thesis is SEO friendly and is ready for content. This whole process has never taken more than an hour.
Thesis Saves Time
All in all Thesis really does save you time in the long run. If you are still working the way I used to, you can bet that Thesis will change the way you approach building websites and save you more time than you ever thought possible.
Thesis Has Outstanding Support
Now you might be thinking, “What if I want to do something that isn’t offered in the options panel?” Well DIYThemes and Thesis have an outstanding support team which have successfully helped tons of people customize Thesis to suit their needs. When this post was written there were 5,626 threads in the “Customization” section and 1,989 threads in the “Support” section of the DIYThemes forum. If this doesn’t prove to you that Thesis has above average support then I don’t know what does.
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