WordPress is easily one of the most popular content management systems on the Internet. It’s simple enough to use for the beginning blogger, but it’s also powerful enough for seasonsed veterans with large audiences. Tack in Thesis Theme and you have quite the robust framework for running just about any website… but what if you want to customize Thesis?
Thesis Theme is totally open to customization, but you might not have the time or expertise to do exactly what you want to do. For that, you can turn your attention to ThesisAwesome, a subscription service that provides you with a continuous supply of Thesis Theme skins and styles.
We Decided to Make Thesis Awesome
When I first saw the name for the site, I read it as “this is awesome.” I guess that’s not terribly inaccurate as a description, but it’s really about making “Thesis awesome.”
In short, you gain access to a collection of skins and styles for Thesis Theme for WordPress. Thanks to the Thesis Theme Options Manager, it is very easy for these guys to transfer the whole new designs to you. In this way, you can be rocking a totally new style for your blog in a matter of minutes.
They are constantly developing new WordPress skins for Thesis Theme, adding at least one new theme every month. That’s why it pays to get the subscription, especially if you run multiple sites and you can want to shake up their designs periodically.
A Look At Thesis Blog Skin
At the time of this review, Thesis Awesome is offering six different skins. We’ll take a closer look at the Thesis Blog Skin here, but feel free to explore the other five at your leisure.
As you can see, this skin comes loaded with a bunch of cool features. The featured image toward the center automatically switches between highlighted posts, for example, and you’ll notice the pre-set space for a 300×250 ad banner. Social media integration features prominently in the header, as does the area for signing up new subscribers to your e-mail newsletter.
Thesis Blog Skin also comes with the “Awesome Options Control Panel” for Thesis Theme. This gives you quick an easy access to 18 variations of the theme, social media options, multi-author options, advertising options, opt-in form options, and more. There’s no need to mess with the raw code, which is part of the reason why you got Thesis in the first place.
For more of a hands-on, check out the live demo of Thesis Blog Skin.
How Much Does It Cost?
There are three ways for you to pay for Thesis Awesome.
The $260 developer option is the biggest of them all. It gives you one year of unlimited access to the skins, including the ability to use them on an unlimited number of both your own sites and the sites of your clients. You also get full e-mail support, free upgrades, and footer attribution removal.
Stepping down a notch is the $120 personal option. It’s much like the developer option, but you can only use the Thesis Awesome skins on your own sites. You also give up e-mail support, getting community support instead. Alternatively, you can buy each of the skins individually. They currently range in price from $39 to $67, though that can change of course.