Since the day I published the Local SEO Company and Internet Marketing Blog online, it has been running off of the WordPress Content Management System (CMS) and using the Thesis WordPress Theme. This was my first experience with Thesis, I had previously heard so many great things about Thesis, I noticed a ton of people was using Thesis, including various Google employees, such as Matt Cutts (head of Google’s Webspam team), so I wanted to give the Thesis theme a try for myself.
After taking some time in making the ultimate decision of purchasing Thesis WordPress Framework/Theme at $197 — I was so let down after making the purchase. Let me just say that upon making the purchase, they also requested that I purchase a Thesis Skin. A Thesis Skin is used as a template, it is uploaded with your Thesis Framework, in order to make your site look half ass decent — depending on which Skin you choose and at what price.
After spending nearly $300 on The Thesis 2.0.3 Theme — I found out that it was very far from being user friendly. User Friendly was something the developer, Chris Pearson hasn’t learned just yet. I was forced to learn to become a WordPress Developer, if I didn’t want my $300+ to be a complete friggin waste.
After hiring someone to code everything for me, and get things set up the way I wanted — the theme broke from the backend. On top of that, I had people emailing me, literally begging me to change themes.
So, I done a few Google searches to learn about whether or not others was experiencing the same thing, and well it turns out that everyone has abandoned Thesis and most of those converted to Genesis, ever since Thesis 2.0. Take a look for yourself. Ranking number-one on Google for “why I left Thesis and switched to genesis“, caught my eye.
Take a look at the Thesis and Genesis comparisons — there aren’t any:
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If you’re someone who’s interested in buying Genesis for yourself, you can go here to grab that. So far, I love Genesis and I can truly see myself using Genesis for a pretty good while. The whole setup was so easy and the backend is a basic wordpress backend, that’s super easy to use. The themes are just beautiful.
If you’re someone interested in getting the Thesis 2.0.3, because you’re fairly experienced with a little CSS coding, then you can grab your Thesis here. It’s not for those who aren’t familiar with CSS and code.
While switching to the Genesis Framework and Genesis WordPress Theme, I also started using Copybloggers WordPress Hosting. A lot of peeps have been bragging about how awesome WP Engine is, but they’ve not yet found Web Synthesis. Web Synthesis provides complete Genesis Theme support, I’ve never been as happy with a hosting company, than what I am today. I’m proud to say that “I’m rocking Web Synthesis – can you say you’re proud of your website hosting?
Hope you gained some basic information from the review of Thesis 2.0.3 and gained some insight about Genesis. Make the move, you’ll be happy you did.