Earlier this month DIY Themes released a beta version of Thesis 1.8. It took me a while to get around to writing a post about it as it’s been a busy month. Anyway, here goes.
Probably one of the best new features that has been added to this version of Thesis is the header image uploader. Certainly one of the more popular posts on this blog is the one about adding a custom header to Thesis. This is a question that gets asked over and over and it’s been pretty easy to implement, bu this new header image uploader just makes it so much easier and quicker.
Thesis Header Image Uploader
Here’s how it works:
In the Thesis options you will now see a new item called “Header Image”. All you do is click that and you’re taken to a screen that looks like this:
Here you simply upload your header image. It will recommend the optimal image width which you should ideally stick to. If it’s larger, the system will resize it automatically. After you upload the image, you’ll see the image on the page with a link at the top left to remove it if you’d like.
And that’s it. Kablammo. Your header image get’s loaded to your site, and what’s nice too is that the image is also clickable linking back to your home page.
What else is new in Thesis 1.8
As of this writing, the final release of Thesis 1.8 is not out yet. However, looking at the Beta version, some of the other updates in Thesis 1.8 include customizable category and tag pages, WordPress nav menu support, SEO character counters and more. The SEO character counters are actually pretty cool.
As you can see, the counter totals the number of characters in your meta tags as you type and recommends an optimal length for the title and description. Nice little touch there. Don’t forget to leave your comments below.
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