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With over 53,000 installations at the time of writing this updated review, Thesis by DIYthemes is perhaps the most popular WordPress theme ever. It’s because Thesis is so much more than a theme. Thesis is a total customization framework at your fingertips.

This premium WordPress theme review of Thesis was updated on January 14, 2013 with more information and screenshots to coincide with the Version 2.0 release.

Version 2.0 Release

Thesis Features

In January 2013, DIYthemes released Version 2.0 of the Thesis Framework; adding more features and functionality that is immediately accessible to current and new customers alike. The ability to modify and create unique templates is the driving force behind the DIYthemes marketing program, and it has successfully convinced more than 50,000 users to purchase the do-it-yourself framework that gives an enormous amount of flexibility to any beginning programmer – even if they’ve never manipulated a single line of code.

Thesis’ options are literally endless. You can plan your layout ahead of time or start from scratch and then add WordPress extensions seamlessly to get just the right format for the site you’re designing. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a multi-columned grid style that is capable of publishing massive amounts of categorized content or a single column, simple platform that will allow you to keep readers informed, Thesis 2.0 can handle the task and achieve instant functionality.

Enhanced SEO Tools

Thesis Boxes Skins Packages SEO

The Enhanced SEO that comes with Thesis can improve your traffic and click-through rates astronomically. By making extremely efficient use of HTML, CSS and PHP code, Thesis 2.0 pre-packages exactly what search engines are looking for and provides highly viable Search Engine Optimization right out of the virtual box. It is also the first major theme framework to include support for Markup Schema, which is used by Yahoo, Google and Bing.

Faster loading times are now made possible through a variety of methods, such as minimal HTTP requests and its complete engine overhaul.

Thesis SEO

Blog Layout Planning

Thesis 2.0 also allows you to lay your blog out in several formats. Do you want all your posts to show up in their entirety, do you want to go with a magazine format with a couple posts in their entirety and then several excerpts below, or do you just want excerpts the entire way down the site? No problem, no problem, and no problem.

If you are looking to get away from a plain white site, that’s no problem either. Thesis allows you to pick any color you like for the background, header, main content area, and footer. You can also make borders, adjust the padding, etc.

Thesis 2.0 Framework Pricing

There are three pricing options for developers and webmasters who wish to purchase the Thesis 2.0 framework. The Basic option includes one full year of upgrades, unlimited support and a 30-day money back guarantee for a one-time fee of $87. The Basic Plus package (available for $164) adds the Skin and Pearsonified Skin while including all the features in the Basic plan; effectively giving you a starting product that can be used as soon as you have purchased the license.

The Thesis Professional plan grants access to the aforementioned benefits with unlimited upgrades, email signup boxes and social media boxes for a one-time buy price of $197.

Thesis Framework Pricing Plans

If you are able to start a blog then do yourself a favor and check out Thesis 2.0. You won’t be sorry. It could very well be the most-rounded, complete WordPress theme ever created. You can also check out our complete WordPress themes catalog that we have to offer here at