Thesis Theme 1.7 – Upgrade to Use Amazing Features

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 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:

Watch thesis theme 1.7 video on youtube.

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.

Javascript Libraries

The new vesion has javascript library which includes some new most popular Jquery scripts. You can include these library functions in any Tag pages and categories in a single click. Also we can add jquery for particular category or homepage. It wont affect other loadning speed. So now easy to add Jquery scripts in your blog pages using this js library.

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

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.

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  • Ileane@Blogging March 31, 2010, 5:19 AM

    Hi 4Blogger,

    Thanks for the insights. I think that everyone will be updating their install of Thesis asap!
    Nice video.

    • Suresh March 31, 2010, 9:31 AM

      hai Ileane,

      Thesis 1.7 has more SEO features, better page loading speed and comments sections interchange so you may upgrade very soon..

  • BestofBlogger March 31, 2010, 5:29 AM

    Wellcome, Thesis 1.7

    • Suresh March 31, 2010, 9:35 AM


      thesis 1.7 is having better features for skin developers..

  • William March 31, 2010, 7:03 PM

    Thank you for this video !! Amazing!

  • Tony M April 1, 2010, 8:24 AM

    Thanks for the quick feature review guys!

    • Suresh April 1, 2010, 9:12 PM

      hai Tony,

      Thesis theme 1.7 is more Search engine friendly.. what do you feel about it?. have you updated it?

  • Tinh April 1, 2010, 10:55 AM

    Just upgraded to 1.7 and very happy for most of its features except Page Options, the tag loading makes my blog slower

    • Suresh April 1, 2010, 9:19 PM


      we too like all the features of thesis 1.7

  • Pascal April 3, 2010, 9:57 AM

    You are welcome. For more thesis video tutorial visit our youtube channel

  • Jupiter Jim April 21, 2010, 4:49 PM

    Thanks for all the helpful information and for this review. We all appreciates your efforts guys. Thanks a bunch.
    — Jupiter Jim

    • Pascal April 21, 2010, 8:10 PM

      Hi Jim, Thanks for making use of our tutorial.

      • Jupiter Jim April 21, 2010, 11:15 PM


        I still cannot figure out why you guys give away all this information for free!

        Jupiter Jim

        • Pascal April 22, 2010, 10:22 AM

          Everyone wants free stuff. Isn’t it?

          • Jupiter Jim April 22, 2010, 10:34 AM

            I agree. Free for me is good. But how does that help you? Wouldn’t you make more money by selling this information on your blog and only giving away some of it for free?

            Don’t misunderstand me. Everyone is thankful for all your work!


            Jupiter Jim

            • Pascal April 22, 2010, 11:13 AM

              We will monetize (make money) soon in our blog. Still now we concentrate on creating good content and readership.

              • Jupiter Jim April 22, 2010, 11:17 AM

                Well you are definitely doing that!

                Thanks again for all the great stuff.

                So are you going to answer my last email?

                Jupiter Jim

                • Jupiter Jim April 22, 2010, 11:19 AM

                  While I’m at it, do you guys have a tutorial on removing page titles?


                  Jupiter Jim

                  • Pascal April 22, 2010, 12:39 PM

                    You can remove it through “editor” option in Appearance tab.

                • Pascal April 22, 2010, 12:33 PM

                  Thanks Jim, Answered your email.

  • Ritu Sharma May 14, 2010, 9:11 PM

    Thesis theme is awesome..

    • Suresh May 15, 2010, 12:27 AM

      hai Ritu,

      Ya.. Thesis theme is good seo friendly theme and easily customizable as per our wish .. check our youtube channel you can get more thesis customization tutorials..

  • Suresh June 10, 2010, 7:11 PM

    hai saif,
    use the below tutorial..
    instead of twitter icon link add facebook share link.

  • Pascal June 19, 2010, 11:56 AM

    The only way until Thesis 1.7 resolve the issue is, just downgrade your wordpress to the previous version.

    Get the two backups first for folders and database and then do installation procedures.

  • Pascal June 19, 2010, 10:44 PM Reply
    • Pascal June 20, 2010, 3:59 PM

      Great Saif. As you requested, I had sent yesterday to all my mailing list.