Hesham Zebida of Famous Bloggers has created some gorgeous skins for Thesis Theme that are knows as Thesis Awesome Blogskins. I'm sure you have heard about how Thesis theme is among the top rated WordPress themes for design, flexibility and SEO, when you first install Thesis the look is very boring and unless you have coding skills, you could spend hours tweaking plugins to make your theme look nice. The simple solution that I use here on Basic Blog Tips is Thesis Awesome.
Thesis Awesome is a BlogSkin that you install on top of Thesis Theme that will give you a custom look for your blog and added features for your blog theme.
You missed the sale but it's never too late to get Thesis Awesome blogskin!
Click the image so you can browse the Thesis Blogskin Theme Gallery
use code 266E at checkout to get the Black Friday 50% discount. Here's a list of the Blog Skins (please note, you must have Thesis installed on your blog in order for the Blogskins to work):
- Blogskin *this is the Blog Skin I have installed includes the Silver skin – that's two skins for the price of one!
- I Blog
If you're still here maybe you need some convincing about just how awesome this deal is. So let me tell you want I really love about this blogskin that I'm using and why I think you should get it for your blog. Keep in mind, these are not all the features, just a few of my favorites:
Social icons are in header – when I used Magazine Theme, I spent a long time testing different plugins to display my social icons. I hated all of them! They were either too big, or too small, or they didn't include the profiles I wanted to show off. I can't tell you how much time I wasted just looking for social widgets. Now I have everyone I want right in my blog header where they are easy to find right along with my RSS subsciption icon.
Color Schemes galore – with the Blogskin I use there are 18 different color schemes to choose from. You heard it right – I said 18! I found the one I wanted after testing about 2 or 3 of them in the beginning. But it's great to know that if I ever wanted to make a change, it only takes about 3 clicks. 🙂
Author bio boxes – this is very important to me!! As you know I host many guest bloggers here on Basic Blog Tips and one of the best ways I can show my appreciation to my guest bloggers is with that outstanding bio box that appears at the top of their posts. With the last update to the blogskin the Google+ profile link was added and makes the box even more attractive to the best guest bloggers on the planet! That means I got rid of another bio box plugin!
Email Opt-in forms – I know you guys know the importance of building email lists. I will get started on building mine before this year is out and I don't have to worry about how I'm going to implement my list building campaign. Thesis Awesome Blogskin has built in options for Aweber AND Mail Chimp!
Unique styling features – Danielle McGraw – The Social Freelance Writer is one of the lucky few, who took advantage of the Black Friday deal Hesham offered on the blogskin. Take a look at her blog so you can see how she uses a custom background and made some tweaks to the point where you can't even tell that we are both using the same Thesis Awesome Blogskin.
[box]Here's my Thesis Awesome testimonial: Every day I spend a great deal of time online managing my social profiles, writing blog posts, making YouTube videos and a whole lot more. But when it comes to my blog, there is one thing I’m very proud of yet I spend very little time managing. And that is the gorgeous design and layout of my blog which is run by Thesis Awesome. Hesham Zebida created this powerful platform which works on top of Thesis theme and from first day I installed Thesis Awesome Blogskin, my worries about blog layout and navigation ended right then and there.
I no longer needed to spend hours combing through the WordPress repository trying to track down the right social plugins or the best looking guest author bio boxes. Because with this blogskin, I can turn on those features on with the click of a button in the Awesome Options Panel. I have full control over the color scheme, placement of banners and custom menus, AdSense targeting, content sliders, optin forms – and best of all, I can reward my guest authors with the coolest bio box I’ve seen on the web! All of these controls are right inside the easy to use options panel. Thesis Awesome blogskin is the perfect choice for busy people like me who want an all purpose solution for showcasing their content and promoting their social profiles without the all the fuss and headache of unnecessary plugins. Stop pulling your hair out trying to learn how to code and use Thesis open hooks and just give Thesis Awesome a try. These skins are light-weight, customizable and quite frankly at the end of the day, they just work![/box]