Upgrade Thesis 1.7

DIY Themes released the latest version of Thesis and it is certainly a great upgrade. The latest generation is version 1.7 and the upgrade process is rather easy:

  1. Backup the /custom folder of your current Thesis installation to your PC;
  2. Download the new theme to your PC and unzip it, it will be a subfolder with name /thesis_17;
  3. Upload /thesis_17 to your /wp-content/themes folder, via your favorite FTP client;
  4. In that new uploaded directory, rename the /custom-sample subfolder to /custom;
  5. [Important] Copy the contents from the folder you backed up in step 1 above, to the new /custom folder – folder by folder, file by file;
  6. Set the permission of /cache folder to 775;
  7. Set the permission of layout.css file to 666;
  8. [Optional] Remove the WordPress Admin link in the footer. Please refer to Update 4 of how to enhance the Thesis theme;
  9. Inside WordPress dashboard, Appearance -> Themes, activate Thesis 1.7. You shall see the new Thesis links on the left of the dashboard;
  10. Visit the Design options page, and save all the updates once.

That is it !! As smooth as silk …

Thesis 1.7

Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

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