About 15 months ago, I implemented the Thesis theme for WordPress on this blog. Itâ€™s a premium theme (you pay for it) and a powerful one as it gives you access to the means to customize many aspects of the look-and-feel of your WordPress site and its functionality without your having to know much about PHP, CSS and such things.
Since developer Chris Pearson released the new version 1.6 last month, Iâ€™ve been tinkering on and off with it over on my Testing Thesis blog, a place I set up to aid my learning of what I can do with Thesis (and where others can help out, too, notably the great help earlier this year from my friend in Portugal, Bruno Amaral).
Today Iâ€™ve made some small tweaks to this blog and added the welcome box at top right of your screen beneath the banner. Thesis 1.6 makes it easier to see how to do this â€“ what I did was customize the multimedia box option â€“ but I still needed some hand-holding for specifics on getting it looking more or less how I wanted it to.
Things like padding and margins, font size, background tint: some of which just meant clicking some choices in the Thesis Design Options admin page, others needing code entering into the custom.css file.
So thanks go to all the Thesis users in the Thesis support forum whose relevant questions and posts pointed me in all the right directions; and specifically to Thesis Hacker and to Marko Saric at HowToMakeMyBlog for their invaluable tutorials.