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9 Reasons Why Thesis Rocks Other WordPress Themes

Update: Thesis no longer rocks

We are no longer Thesis advocates, and in fact strongly dislike it now. Our dislike started with a mass change of the HTML classes and IDs, which was a huge ordeal since the styling settings in the admin settings are just enough to make things more difficult, but not enough to actually make your site look nice. Our dislike continues to grow as we deal with their issues and bad coding as we support Formidable Pro, and they refuse to correct those issues. For example, if you add multiple custom post types, Thesis forces a position in the top menu section and makes other menu items disappear. Awesome Chris, awesome.

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Display Widgets WordPress Plugin

September 2017 Update: Major security vulnerabilities have been added to this plugin since we turned it over. If you are still using it, update to version 2.7. This plugin will not receive any updates in the future. The WordPress plugin team has shut it down, but added one last version so you can safely update to get rid of the malicious code. 2.7 is exactly the same as the last version we released before selling the plugin (v2.05).

Since the WordPress plugin team has taken it over, there will be no updates in the future. If you’re looking for an alternative, try Widget Options. They have even built a migration tool to move seamlessly from Display Widgets to Widget Options.

May 2017 Update: This plugin has been purchased by another company. If you’re looking for support, you can contact them at WordPress.org.

Change your sidebar content with each page. Avoid creating multiple sidebars and duplicating widgets by adding check boxes to each widget in the admin (as long as it is written in WordPress version 2.8 format) which will either show or hide the widgets on every site page. Great for use with Thesis theme, or just to avoid extra coding.

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Update: Please post issues and questions in the support forum