DIYThemes has unleashed the final version of Thesis 1.6. While the beta has been out for weeks I never downloaded it from a combination of busyness and being prudent. How many times have you been burned for being an early adopter? For me too many, so in the words of Yoda, “Patient you must be.”
I was patient and it paid off. I downloaded and installed Thesis 1.6 following Chris Pearson’s instructions to a “T” without any installation issues at all. Very straight forward and simple. However, I was surprised at a change in navigation structure. In the past Thesis has managed it primary navigation using an unordered list < ul > as it should be along with the ID of #tabs.
That has changed in Thesis 1.6. Primary navigation is managed the same way in an unordered list, but now has a class named .menu
On the surface this may not seem like a big deal, and its really not for the individual WordPress/Thesis blog owner. However, for someone like me who manages more than a few Thesis based websites this upgrade will cost time and treasure. In particular any navigation system that has been highly customized will need some care and attention.
The one small feature adjustment I really like is putting the Thesis options into their own sub-menu on the left hand side. A very nice touch.
On the whole I am very happy with the upgrade and improvements in this version of Thesis and am already rolling it out to sites I work with. In fact I need to upgrade this website but I think I will wait for the redesign before I do that. Perhaps there may be a tutorial in the future with whatever new, goodness I may find.