Dear thesis users happy news for you! Diythemes has released new version of thesis theme 1.7 today with some add features. Thesis theme 1.6 three options under thesis options (thesis options, design options and custom file editor) now in thesis 1.7 we have five options under thesis options
Site options which is similar to thesis options in thesis 1.6, design options, page options, custom file editor and Manage options. If you are have old version of thesis update now.
How to update thesis theme 1.7
To upgrade thesis 1.7 download new version from diythemes.com. Upload this into themes directory of your domain. Before upgrading new version take backup for custom folder of thesis 1.6 and if you already hacked any part of the theme core code while customizing note those changes. The detailed procedure to upgrade thesis 1.7 click here.
Amazing Features of Thesis 1.7:
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SEO Friendly-Robot Meta tags
Noindex meta tag– Thesis 1.6 has only noindex tag options for archive pages which will prevent archive pages indexed by search engines.
Nofollow meta tag– Now thesis 1.7 more SEO friendly here we have nofollow archive pages which is used to prevent the passing of page rank juice. If a link is a dofollow link your page rank juiced through this link. By selecting as no follow it won’t pass the juice.
Noarchive meta tag– This tag prevents search engines and internet users for saving archive pages on your site.
You are also having directory tags to prevent search engines except yahoo you have noodp (open directory project) and for yahoo we have noydir robot Meta tag. Thesis 1.7 is more seo friendly.
Improved Page Loading Speed – Combined scripts
Thesis 1.7 has the better page loading efficiency than previous version. Because thesis 1.6 has separate header and footer scripts boxes so if you added more scripts in header and footer both loads separately by default the web page loads a bit slower. Now thesis 1.7 has single box for header and footer scripts so the webpage loads much faster than previous version.
Optimized Comments section
Thesis 1.7 has optimized comments section all blogger wants comments, trackback and comment form in particular order. But some reasons each bloggers need those things in different order. New version satisfies those bloggers requirements. Under design options we have comments, trackbacks and contact form you can change the order by drag and drop the links. Also we can select the comment Meta links and change avatar image size here.
Page options in Thesis 1.7
Inside the page options we have Tag page and category page options and separate homepage options. Here you can add Meta tag and descriptions for homepage, Tag pages and each category which is very useful for search engine optimizations. We have noindex, nofollow and noarchive for each Tag page and categories. You can enable featured post with help of home page display options. Also we can add popular jquery scripts for homepage, each tag page and categories. When you created category or created new tag in any post which will be included in this page options here if you want you can add Jquery in single click using js library.
Custom file editor– It is similar to thesis 1.6 which has custom.css, custom_functions.php and layout.css file
Manage options mainly used for thesis skin developers and the people who is doing customization o thesis theme. Here we can control all the above three options (site options, design options and page options) we can download the code for these three options. If you got any thesis skin you can directly upload the files with help of this manage options. It also has the backup for default site options, page options and design options file if you need you can restore the files in a single click. These manage options useful for skin developer and theme customizing peoples.
Most of the people want to change the category displayed order in navigation menu it’s not available in thesis 1.7 more thesis theme customization tutorial click here.