4 Tips to Remove Default Options in Thesis Theme?

Thesis is the best wordpress theme. Most of the users attracted by thesis. The reason behind this it gives rich look and flexible to use. Thesis theme gives design option, display option and even you can customize the website as your own wish stylish look. In this tutorial you can see how to remove the default option in thesis theme?

If you installed the thesis theme in wordpress now, looking for what to do next? This is the right place for you. If you want to change or remove the default option, this article will help you and give the alternative solution.

In default thesis option, you can see these four things.

Subscribe link for RSS feed at the top right corner in nav.

Multimedia box(default image in thesis) at the side bar.

Default widget at the side bar.

Author name inside the post. Now we will see how to remove the default option in thesis one by one. You can also watch the video here.

How to remove the Subscribe to RSS feed in nav menu of thesis theme?

1. Go to Thesis option and select Feed link in Nav menu by clicking the + symbol.

2. Then remove the check box at “show feed link in Nav menu”.

Instead of this subscribe link,  you may like to add your RSS icon in sidebar of thesis theme also.

Removing RSS FEED

How to remove the multimedia box at the side bar?

In default you will see a big image in sidebar, this is mm(multimedia box). If you don’t want this mm box then follow this step.

Go to Design option then under the multimedia box click default settings.

In drop down menu select the Do not show box and click save.

Some designers like additional multimedia box in thesis theme. Thesis gives the more option to use mm box in your theme.

Multimedia box

How to remove the default widget in sidebar?

If you installed thesis theme you will see a default widget in sidebar. You can remove this easily and you can add your own widget in sidebar.

Go to Thesis option and select sidebars which are in bottom corner of the second column.

Click the plus symbol and remove the check box and click save.

After removing the default widget you can add your own widgets like Google translator, related post etc..


How to remove the author name inside the post?

Inside the post if you don’t want the author name to be shown, you can remove it easily instead thay you can place it by Author’s profile box at the end of the post.

Go to Design options and select Teaser display option.

Then, remove the check box of author name and clicks save.

Author name

Do you have any questions?  Leave a comment below: and For more checkout our all Thesis theme tutorials..

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  • Pascal January 5, 2010, 9:29 AM


  • Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats January 5, 2010, 3:43 PM

    this seems to be perfect how to master thesis site.. wwaiting for much more thesis tutorials from ur side..

  • Tinh@eblogtip.com January 5, 2010, 5:33 PM

    Great tips, I learn a lot from you and I saw a lot of Thesis tutorials here. Hope I can cover it in my blog too. Thanks

    • Pascal January 5, 2010, 7:42 PM

      Tinh, Good. If you found any problem when you use, just contact me.

  • tzatta February 24, 2010, 3:53 AM

    Just found your site when I ‘googled’ “how to disable multimedia box thesis 1.6”. Exactly what I needed. I will be looking in regularly from now on.

    • Pascal February 24, 2010, 7:27 AM

      Thanks tzatta.

  • Amit kumar May 4, 2010, 2:26 AM

    can any body know how to remove outer page padding to zero ..the design options and in the framework options is not working in my case when it is set to zero it is saying unusual behavior……any help would be appreciated i am screwd that why it is not working ….

    • Suresh May 4, 2010, 2:16 PM

      hai amit,

      First check this is Outer padding of a page or inner padding of container..
      If it is inner padding of container use padding as zero for container..
      give your site name otherwise i can’t find it inner padding of container or our padding of page..

  • Amit kumar May 4, 2010, 2:29 PM

    halloo sir ..i am giving my site name please help me remove outer page padding …you people are really doing great job ..i neve seen the service like this…


    • Suresh May 4, 2010, 6:44 PM

      hai Amit,

      To remove your page padding add the below line in custom.css file

      .custom #page {padding:0em;}

  • Amit kumar May 4, 2010, 7:00 PM

    hi suresh …thanks a lot you guys really rock…..one more thin i want to ask you…ia how to give border to separate entities like search box,translate etc. …i want the sidebar like you guys have at http://www.fourblogger.com .. as you know my site is : http://alternatumclients.com/jewel/helios/

    • Suresh May 5, 2010, 9:44 AM

      hai amit,

      use this line in custom.css use some padding as you like. .custom #sidebars ul.sidebar_list li.widget{border: 1px solid #111;}

  • nsfaq May 19, 2010, 11:42 AM

    What is the code to remove the inner padding of the main content area? Thanks

    • Suresh May 19, 2010, 1:21 PM

      hai nsfaq,

      do you mean content area as post box or content box?
      If post box(post area) means
      To remove inner padding of content (post box) add the below line in custom.css file

      .custom .post_box {padding:0em;}

      If content box means (post area and sidebar)
      remove the padding in #container or #page to zero

  • nsfaq May 19, 2010, 12:40 PM

    I’ve tried

    .custom #content {padding:0em;}

    and it didn’t work

    • Suresh May 19, 2010, 1:22 PM

      hai nsfaq,

      Instead of #content use .post_box .. to remove the padding of post area

      • nsfaq May 20, 2010, 3:10 PM

        Thanks Suresh! That worked. I’ve removed the borders from top, left, and right using:

        .custom .post_box {padding:0em; margin-left:0em; margin-right:0em;}

        For some reason I’m still getting a border on the bottom of the post box. I tried border-bottom:0; and padding-bottom:0em; but those didn’t work. Any ideas?

        • Suresh May 20, 2010, 5:44 PM

          hai nsfaq,

          Border mean are you having line at the bottom? if so..
          use border-width:0px; or border-bottom-width:0px;
          it will work fine…

  • Swamykant September 9, 2010, 12:14 AM

    Thanks for the tips buddy 🙂

  • Sathishkumar October 13, 2010, 11:45 PM

    Hi Thanks for this tip. It helped me a lot in customizing my clients site.

  • Reply SMS Hindi November 1, 2010, 3:19 PM

    I like the style you took with this topic. It is not often that you discover a subject so to the point and enlightening.


  • Thailand Reisen November 27, 2010, 6:28 PM

    Awesome! Thanks. In the new version though you need to activate the Thesis navigation first, instead of the wordpress navigation (which is default). Do you have an idea how to take away the home and subscribe link when you have the wordpress navigation activated instead of the thesis one?

    • abe March 3, 2011, 1:40 AM

      a quick way to remove the subscribe from the nav when using the wordpress navigation is to select the thesis menu first, uncheck the feed, then switch back to worpdresss menu. It will remove it form wordpress nav.

  • Donovan Grant January 27, 2011, 3:50 AM

    Thanks for the two tips, they were just what the doctor ordered. It’s always good to find someone willing to share useful info with the newcomers.

    • Pascal January 27, 2011, 11:34 AM

      Glad it helps you for you. Thanks.

  • John August 2, 2011, 12:33 AM

    Thank you for the info, I am a web designer but I have rarely worked with Thesis. Nowadays people are getting thesis so much that its almost necessary to learn it.
    This helped Thank You

  • Kylie Ofiu August 4, 2011, 3:53 AM

    Thank you so much for these really easy to follow steps on improving my look with thesis. I was having troubles yesterday and nearly gave up. I decided ot give it one mroe go today and found your site.

    I’ll be coming back here often now.

    Thank you!

  • Duane February 17, 2012, 4:37 AM

    I am trying to add a drop down menu to my Thesis theme, however it does not show up under parent page. it shows up as a separate page even though i have set the page attributes to show the parent page for this page. Can you please help fourblogger. thanks