Date of publication: 2017-08-26 03:14
For the record we have 87k members. Admittedly, some of those are still 8775 classic 8776 members (that is what we call our older pre-Genesis themes), but many have converted to Genesis and many more are in the process.
I would like to thank you for an awesome comparison of the two frameworks. I have been debating between which one to use for a new client site, and this has really helped to shed some light on things.
I really love working with this system. It might honestly be the only system I 8767 ve ever seen that is simpler than the Thesis model of a custom folder containing a custom stylesheet, images folder, and custom_ file where you place all of your functions, hooks, and filters. I must admit, I really like the idea of just 6 style sheet instead of 8.
How many non-designers have you ever seen create professional layouts from blank, using CSS, navigation gradients and so on? I 8767 d say none, especially based on Thesis site 8767 s I 8767 ve seen.
Let 8767 s be reasonable here. When it comes to WordPress frameworks there are only two real competitors: Thesis from DIY Themes and Genesis from StudioPress. Headway has made some nice strides and does offer a beginner-friendly interface, but its bulky and doesn 8767 t match up to the efficiency or extensibility of Thesis or Genesis. There are several other notable frameworks. I 8767 d love to see them do some catching up and really drive the market to be better, but they aren 8767 t there yet.
Hi Adam. Thanks very much for this article. This was exactly what I was looking for as I 8767 m hoping to start my WP blog real soon. Thx for being objective.
Outstanding writeup! I have 8 blogs/sites and currently use Brian Gardner 8767 s on 9 and Chris Pearson 8767 s Thesis on 9 so I 8767 m completely familiar with each. In a perfect world, I could get everything I need for AlL of my sites from ONE theme but, as it is, certain niches seem to fit with certain themes better than others.
You really did a great job with this, pretty much there was no way to get it perfect, two awesome teams/communities/products with a TON of functionalities :)
Five weeks ago, a new site that I am building crashed after I migrated two other Thesis blogs into the site. The site works with other themes, but Thesis keeps misbehaving no matter what fix I try. Thesis support and Girlie suggested a few fixes, but unfortunately they didn’t work. Girlie was gracious enough to offer to go into my site to take a look. She did. Then after three weeks, she got Chris to look at it. It seems now they are back to saying it is the data base which was thoroughly checked four weeks ago. Server works fine for other sites and other themes.