DIYthemes have released a new fast loading version of Thesis 1.8.3 WordPress Theme with many additional features. They have added smart SCC controls can improve your site’s load speed significantly, easy to use drag and drop image uploader, better WP network support (earlier knows as Multi-site), WordPress 3.0 supported header image and favicon uploader, support for GravityForms CSS, suppressed thesis admin script, improvement in custom coded widget, new display options for Thesis search widget and many other small fix like WP-DEBUG warnings.
Check out how you can design a website with Thesis Theme :
How they have lowdown the page speed :
- This version of Thesis 1.8.3 theme makes 2 http request for CSS loading which was making 3 request in earlier version (layout.css and style.css have been combined in to 1 file for better performance). Less http request leads to faster load time that can help you gain in Google algorithm.
- Options to reduce single http request by changing site options → stylesheet options and uncheck the “Use Design Mode”. End result will combine all your stylesheets including custom.css file in to 1 core CSS file.
Seamless support for WP Network :
This fresh version of Thesis 1.8.3 has full support for WP Network which is knows as a multi-site as well. Theme will automatically detect if you are using WP Network and it responds by creating / custom folder for each active blog.
Few other framework support WP Network functionality which has a minor problem in implementation because they uses child themes where as thesis is not using any child theme. For example, if you are using same child theme for 2 active blog using WP network functionality, any modification or changes you make will affect to both blogs. Problem will arise when you want to have 2 different background images of those active blog.
This have invented first framework that can be operated independently for all WP Network sites.
Support for Gravity Form CSS
Finally, Thesis 1.8.3 theme has enhanced support for most popular Gravity forms. If you want to use Gravity Form, Thesis theme will automatically detect this and add required CSS to your core stylesheet file.
With the release of this new version of Thesis theme, they have announce the forthcoming Version of Thesis 2.0. Read more about Thesis 2.0
Personal License: $87
Developer’s License: $164