Hey all. Finally -and officially- I can say that ThesisAwesome.com runs on the amazing Thesis version 2.0, and I admit it, I had a lot of fun working on this site for the first time since I’ve created it more than two years ago.
The very first time I designed ThesisAwesome.com, it was run by Thesis 1.8, then it went though all Thesis Theme versions ending with 1.8.5 which is one of the best releases in my opinion.
The thing here is I made this site with big effort and I had to put a lot of hours, and it was really hard to add a new product because I needed to design a page for each product, then update a few other areas on the site, like the skins gallery, download pages and other private areas, and mostly I had to add extra styles and a little function or two to the site to put things to work as required. So, it wasn’t fun at all.
Thesis 2.0 and Site Makeup
I can say that thing went great, and now ThesisAwesome.com runs smoothly on Thesis 2.0, it even has its own custom designed Skin.
Needless to say, the site perform and loads way faster than it was before, really loving this.
What about Boxes?
Of course my dear
ThesisAwesome.com have got a few functionality Boxes, for example, the main navigation menu is actually a custom made Box, also a few other boxes for the pricing page, and the… mmm… well, here it is, take a look below:
Custom Post Types for product pages
One cool idea I had in mind was to setup custom post types for the product pages, so I decided to go with Types and Views plugins!
Amazingly and “quickly” I was able to redesign the whole Skins Gallery page, plus adding custom post types for the sales pages and product details, even the private download area of the site was created in a few minutes via a view template.
From now on -and thanks to these awesome Types and Views- I am able to add and list my new products in only a few minutes, I don’t have to code anything in the site backend, not anymore. All sales pages and its elements (for example: images, thumbnails, demo links, signup links, etc.) are added via a meta box that is generated by the Types plugin, and I am able to display data over and over in several different ways across the site.
Seriously, you should consider Types, it’s actually one awesome free plugin.
More Skins, Boxes and cool stuff in the Kitchen
Stay tuned, it’s the beginning of a new age, it’s only the beginning.
I am working to release the new version of the BlogSkin 2.0 in the coming a few days, hopefully there will be no delay. So, keep yourself around.