Although I use Affiliate Theme for most of my affiliate sites, my favorite all-around premium WordPress theme is Thesis Theme. It is a professional looking theme out of the box, but it is also designed to be quite customizable so you can tweak your blog’s look and feel to your heart’s content. Thesis Theme 1.7 was just released last month, and it adds a whole new host of features to make Thesis even better. In this Thesis Theme review, I want to share with you some of my favorite features of this wordpress theme.
Installing Thesis Theme is just like any other WordPress theme. After you have the theme activated, you will notice a new Thesis menu in your WordPress control panel. To customize the basic look of your Thesis install, head on over to the Design Options. The coolest feature here is the ability to change the layout. You can switch between 1 column, 2 column, or 3 column layouts and adjust the widths of each column directly on this page. What normally would be a complex coding operation is no longer any effort at all. And if you change your mind, you can switch your layout as many times as you like.
The Design Options page is also where you can set the colors and fonts of your blog. Almost every part of your site can be changed from within this page. I really like the color picker which makes it easy to find and select the perfect color you want. If there happens to be something you can’t tweak in here, you can also get down and dirty and tweak the CSS using the custom stylesheet. This is separate from the main Thesis stylesheet so you won’t lose any customizations you make during the next Thesis update.
Most affiliate marketers are very focused on SEO and normally when I install any WordPress Theme, the first plugin I install is the All-in-one SEO pack to help SEO optimize my blog. With Thesis Theme, that step is no longer necessary as it is SEO ready out of the box and easily customizable. I really like the fact that you can add a custom title, description and meta tags specific to each post, category page, and tag page. This makes Thesis Theme one of the most SEO friendly themes out there.
As you can see, I really like Thesis Theme and it is a really nice general purpose wordpress theme for any affiliate marketer. Support is very good and it has a very large community of helpful members. Plus Thesis Theme is constantly being developed as demonstrated by all the new features introduced with Thesis 1.7, and customers get free lifetime updates. I hope you found this Thesis review useful and if you are looking for a good premium wordpress theme, I highly recommend giving Thesis Theme a look.