What’s new in WordPress 3.0? I have no idea, I’m sure there’s some new features but I mostly just upgraded to make sure I had the latest security updates and enhancements.
The main theme on TechPatio.com has been Thesis for a long time now and I also just updated from Thesis 1.7 to Thesis 1.8. If you’re still on the old Thesis, here’s three reasons why you should update to 1.8:
1. New Header Image and Favicon Uploaders
With each new release, Thesis gets easier to customize, and Thesis 1.8 is
no exception. The brand-new header image and favicon uploaders will allow
you to add a personal touch to your site in seconds. You’ll LOVE how easy
these things are to use!
2. New Fonts from the Google Font Directory
In May, Google released an extremely cool library of fonts that can be
embedded into any website. Thesis 1.8 harnesses the power of the Google
Font Directory and now provides you with 28 new fonts to use on your
3. New Security Enhancements
Thesis 1.8 not only incorporates WordPress nonce field protection, but it
also boasts a refined data-handling system that will help keep your sits
both safe and stable. Take advantage of it the additional security by
Not yet running Thesis? Oh boy, you really should check it out! The baseline benefits of Thesis are rock-solid SEO, outstanding typography, point and click design controls that gives you a full range of customization opportunities, free support forums with more than 30,000 members, and a detailed user-guide! Click here to try out Thesis (30 day money-back guarantee).
(I first updated my WordPress 2.9.2 to 3.0.1 within the WordPress Dashboard. Then I downloaded Thesis 1.8 and uploaded it to a new thesis_18 subfolder by following the instructions on the Thesis website. Finally I went to WordPress Dashboard – Apperance to select Thesis 1.8 as my theme – never encountered any problems!).