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    The WordPress Thesis Theme

    I'm shopping for a premium WordPress theme. The Thesis Theme is one of the most well promoted premium WordPress themes on the 'net.

    A Google search for "thesis theme" turns up a slew of glowing reviews for the theme -- from their affiliates.

    Visiting the thesis theme's web site, I am very annoyed by a few things:

    • All the showcase sites are very simple.
    • There is no contact information for pre-sales questions.
    • You can't ask questions on their forum, or even view their forum, until after you purchase the theme.

    Frankly, everything I see screams scam to me. This theme doesn't appear to be in the same league as WP Remix, the Revolution family of themes, or some of the themes from Graph Paper Press.
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    Yes, I have read a lot of good things about this very simple-looking theme...
    Maybe it have good SEO performances but if you need to do some work to have a nice theme...

    I think, with Thesis, you pay for the backend features and maybe for the SEO performences... not for the design.
    I will never pay for that...

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    There are so many good themes like thesis that you would have to be crazy to pay for it. One theme I plan to mod and use on my next blog is:
    Visionary Theme: Just another WordPress weblog

    It's free and there are a couple different versions. If you want a good selection of Premium WordPress Themes then check out Elegant Themes (referral link). That's where I purchased a membership to get my Affiliate Manager blog theme. It's only $20 for a year and they're producing some awesome themes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    I'm shopping for a premium WordPress theme.
    So you have decided to create good looking sites?
    (No offence)

    Anyways, I just wanted to let you know that I've paid for Thesis theme and I'm pretty happy with it. IMHO, it's worth it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    Visiting the thesis theme's web site, I am very annoyed by a few things:

    • All the showcase sites are very simple.
    They are indeed simple, but Thesis can be used for creating great designs. Mine is being redesigned and it's different from all other sites (it's pretty good). The best part is that everything will be done with custom.css > a file in Thesis used for designing. So I won't be required to edit php files everytime I upgrade my blog.
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    • There is no contact information for pre-sales questions.
    There is no specific section for this purpose. But if you ask questions on personified.com or diythemes.com then you will get your answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    • You can't ask questions on their forum, or even view their forum, until after you purchase the theme.
    Some weeks back, visitors were allowed to view forum. But I guess they changed this to prevent free-guys from viewing threads and customizing themes easily.
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    Frankly, everything I see screams scam to me.
    All I can is I'm pretty happy with the theme. Google more about Thesis to know more about it. The framework is pretty good, and the help being provided in forum is also decent. The best part is that the team behind Thesis is constantly working to improve it by adding more features (at least I think so)
    A pic showing some features -
    Thesis 1.4 Design Options (dev) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    You may also check out the blogs that are offering tweaks for Thesis to get some more idea about the functionality of the theme.
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    This theme doesn't appear to be in the same league as WP Remix, the Revolution family of themes, or some of the themes from Graph Paper Press.
    Having options of custom.css, customfunction.php, in-built options to change layout and decent support makes Thesis one of the best themes for me. I've used WPRemix as well and it's also gooood.
    Need some time to handle deferred joining date by three big IT companies.

    If your work is still pending, I'll soon get in touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixke View Post
    So you have decided to create good looking sites?
    Well... I'm willing to test anything for CTR.

    Actually, all joking aside, I'm looking to lower my bounce rate and increase return visitors.

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    I've used WPRemix as well and it's also gooood.
    Let's say that you had a site like The Tech FAQ.

    • Tech-FAQ has a really long menu with a lot of really long submenus.
    • Tech-FAQ has thousands of pages, but only a few hundred posts.
    • Tech-FAQ content is highly structured, but is not time oriented. i.e. it's not a blog.

    Where would you look for a Wordpress framework/theme to hold that mountain of content?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    Where would you look for a Wordpress framework/theme to hold that mountain of content?
    Either Thesis or WP Remix .. I've never used any Revolution theme.
    Need some time to handle deferred joining date by three big IT companies.

    If your work is still pending, I'll soon get in touch.

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    I'm also looking at WooThemes like The Gazette Edition.

    I've emailed several theme vendors -- not a single response yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    I'm also looking at WooThemes like The Gazette Edition.
    Personally, I don't like it. If you're looking for something similar then have a look at the themes available on ElegantThemes.com (I'm missing some names, I'll let you know later on). Also, a magazine-style will be soon available for Thesis.

    In any case, it all depends on the site/blog you're building. What kind of site/blog are you working on?
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    I've emailed several theme vendors -- not a single response yet.
    Not sure what are you asking them
    Need some time to handle deferred joining date by three big IT companies.

    If your work is still pending, I'll soon get in touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixke View Post
    In any case, it all depends on the site/blog you're building. What kind of site/blog are you working on?
    I'm working on a site like The Tech FAQ.

    • Tech-FAQ has a really long menu with a lot of really long submenus.
    • Tech-FAQ has thousands of pages, but only a few hundred posts.
    • Tech-FAQ content is highly structured, but is not time oriented. i.e. it's not a blog.

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    Not sure what are you asking them
    I'm mainly asking them if they have a theme that can support a monster two-level menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    I'm working on a site like The Tech FAQ.

    • Tech-FAQ has a really long menu with a lot of really long submenus.
    • Tech-FAQ has thousands of pages, but only a few hundred posts.
    • Tech-FAQ content is highly structured, but is not time oriented. i.e. it's not a blog.
    For now, I'm not able to figure out the reason why you cannot go with Thesis or WP Remix.
    Need some time to handle deferred joining date by three big IT companies.

    If your work is still pending, I'll soon get in touch.

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