Update: 1/31/09 — *Upgraded to Thesis 1.4 today. It took 1/2 an hour which included updating all my plugins. I’ll be tasting all the new yummy goodies included with this release over the next week. I’ll save those comments for another post.
Around 5:15am EST this morning, while I was working (yes, I’m battling with insomnia again), Chris Pearson’s tweet below hit my Twhirl and I couldn’t wait to find out more.
I have MissyWard.com and GeekCast.fm running on Thesis v1.3 now and I adore it. It’s super-flexible, easy to customize and SEO-optimized.
I’d read about the highly-anticipated upgrade about to happen, but, I really didn’t think I needed anything else. 😉
Well, from the looks of it, Thesis v1.4 does not disappoint. Here’s a list of some of the new features:
A new multiple-instance sidebar widget that allows you to display posts from any category.
All-new post editing options that replace the need to use cumbersome custom fields. Also, inline documentation and tips make these new options intuitive and easy to use.
Post images and thumbnails, two new image-based features that add an unbelievable amount of visual flexibility to your site.
Reorganized and improved options pages that are more usable, more information-rich, and more intuitive than ever before.
A feature box, which is a hookable element that you can position in various places around your layout.
A fantastic new home page layout called Features & Teasers. Features are displayed just like normal blog posts, but teasers are a completely new and customizable way to display your posts.
I’ll be setting some time aside this week to upgrade — likely somewhere between 4am and 5am until I crack the nut on this insomnia 😉
Congratulations Chris, on the new baby girl. She’s beautiful.
On a side note, Thesis also offers an affiliate program here. I am a new affiliate of the program. The money that I earn from the sales of this program is being donated directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.