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Thesis 2.0 for WordPress is about to launch....and this Fatass Sumo has the exclusive deal

The “Thesis” framework for WordPress is one of the easiest ways to make websites. Just Drag & Drop.

$164

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$197

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Update: for all y'all wanting more info on what will be in Thesis 2.0 along with some screenshots, read here

If you don’t use WordPress, stop reading this now...

If you DO use WordPress, put on your Sumo-thong because you might crap your pants whenya hear this:

WE FINALLY GOT A “THESIS” FRAMEWORK DEAL FOR WORDPRESS !!

Not only that.....but it’s for the brand-new Thesis 2.0 framework that’s being released Oct. 1st, 2012.

Instead of blabbing on....let’s get Chris Pearson of Thesis to explain this deal:


If you aren’t familiar with the Thesis framework.....lemme explain in idiot-proof terms what “Thesis” is:

Normally whenever you create your own WordPress theme from scratch.....

You have to make sure ALL 17 MANDATORY WORDPRESS FILES WORK TOGETHER.
Designers & Developers piss away countless hours just code-jockeying WordPress files because of this.

THE “THESIS” FRAMEWORK COMES TO THE RESCUE:
When you use the Thesis framework for WordPress, you can completely customize your theme.....without digging into ANY code.

If you make your WordPress site with Thesis.....it’s ALREADY got everything built in, including....
  • …..full forum support.
  • .....intelligent code.
  • …..dynamic layouts.
  • …..tons of flexibility.
  • …..robust multimedia.
  • .....airtight optimization.
  • …..pixel-perfect typography.
  • …..yadda yadda yadda

“The ideal Thesis customer is someone who isn't just interested in a website that looks a particular way, but who is more concerned with having a website that excels in ALL areas of performance (design, features, fast performance, security, and beyond).”

--Thesis founder Chris Pearson.
If you’ve ever developed ANY piece of software, you know that having a working product is NOT THE SAME as having a DAMN-good working product.

It’s like a house built on a framework of twigs....
::versus::
A house with steel reinforcement underneath.

Which are you gonna live in for the long term? Yea....the one with the solid framework (didja like my crappy “Thesis-compared-to-a-house-analogy”)??

That’s why over 50,000+ people use the Thesis framework for their WordPress sites.

The Thesis framework is OBSESSIVELY maintained by the Thesis dev team, headed by internet-famous Chris Pearson. So when you use Thesis....you have the best WordPress coders in the world on your side.

Seriously.....Chris is partially insane, partially genius, and partially “The Situation” look-a-like. You can tell his obsessiveness carries over into his work.....just look at just some of the high-traffic and high-profile sites that trust their sites to Thesis:

  • The Domino Project: by Seth Godin.
  • Danny Sullivan: SEO legend (Did we mention Thesis has dozens of tweaks that improve SEO)?
  • Krispy Kreme: Where this Sumo eats there 7 times a day.
  • Ramit Sethi: Bushy-eyebrowed blogger at IwillTeachYouToBeRich.
  • Tony Hsieh: Founder & CEO of Zappos and The Happiness Project.
  • Neil Patel: Founder of QuickSprout, KissMetrics and CrazyEgg.
  • PayPal: Uses Thesis to run their blog.
  • …...must I go on???

What I’m trying to show you Young Sumo-ling, is that some of the highest profile websites and blogs on the interwebz use Thesis. AND THIS IS NO ACCIDENT.

Ask a group of WordPress developers what they build on.
You’re guaranteed to hear “Thesis” come up.

I’mma let ya finish reading (just like Kanye did), but before that I’m going to have momma sumo explain the confusing pricing terms of this deal:


IF YOU BUY THESIS TODAY YOU WILL GET:

Thesis Developer's Option @ $164 + all the other AppSumo bonuses on Thesis 2.0 launches!
That’s $33 cheaper + bonuses = HAPPY SUMO! :-)


--OR--

WAIT TILL THESIS 2.0 OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES ON OCTOBER 1st AND YOU GET:

Thesis @ $197.....and no bonuses.
You pay $33 more, and get zero bonuses = SAD & POOR SUMO :-(


SO HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL GET IN THIS APPSUMO-EXCLUSIVE THESIS DEAL:

  • You pay $164 for Thesis 1.85, and Thesis 2.0 (plus the bonuses listed below) will be delivered to your email on Oct. 1st, 2012 (the price will jack-up to $197 on launch day, plus no bonuses). This is an AppSumo-only deal.
  • BONUS: A Pearsonified.com skin.
  • BONUS: A SocialTriggers.com, high conversion skin.
  • BONUS: A Thesis social media add-on that integrates social media buttons within the blog design (without the use of a WordPress plugin)
  • BONUS: A list building add-on that makes it extremely easy to collect email addresses from a blog. It will integrate with AWeber and Mailchimp.
  • BONUS: AppSumo-exclusive specially designed opt-in forms that will integrate with the list building add-on
So if you’re planning on using Thesis 2.0, it makes TOTAL SENSE for you to buy this deal right now. You will save $33 outright, plus get all the bonuses we mentioned above.

And if you’re already using Thesis and looking to upgrade, this deal is a CLEAR NO-BRAINER for you!

Act now Young Sumo-ling.....on Sept. 30th this deal is GONE and we will NOT feel sorry for late-comers (I know....I’m a strict-Sumo). So grab now.

Sincerely,
The Chief “Needs-a-robust-framework-to-support-my-fat-ass” Sumo


P.S. Seriously, we can’t offer this deal past Sept 30th at midnight (CDT time). So grab now if you’re planning on it.

P.P.S. Only one Chris Pearson was un-justly called “The Situation” during the writing of this deal.
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raul vaughn Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos

Thesis 2.0 release = a Giant Cluster F@ck

Ok this is the first and probably the last review I will do on this site.

Pre-purchased Thesis 2.0 because I wanted to build a site with the Social Triggers Skin.

First release of the product was a disaster and came out later than expected. Still don't know how to get the Social Triggers skin or the boxes that were supposed to be included as an Appsumo bonus.

Official DIY response to questions on the DIY site has been non-existent...since when did I have to follow someone on twitter to get updates when they have a blog and forums on their own site but don't use it to communicate with customers?

DIY has moderators in the forum but at best they just make excuses for the sloppy roll-out and about the best they have done is to ask us to be patient and tell us it will get better.

Whatever happened to programmers testing their own code, then sending it over to QA for integration compatibility testing before releasing an alpha, then beta, then soft launch?

This whole "buy it now" product launch rush before the product is even ready is a case study in how not to do a software release.

Ok, back to the website I put off building waiting for Thesis and the Social Triggers skin. Its been 10 days now and still no idea when, where or how the skin will be available. Should have just built the website with Studio Press Genesis as originally planned...at least I know that works.

Dear Chief Sumo, please let me know how to get the Appsumo bonuses as I can't figure it out from the DIY site.

Best

Ok, so it has been almost 2 weeks since Thesis 2.0 was released and still no skins or boxes (which are needed to get the most out of the framework) and worse of all no documentation. Support forums are saying don't upgrade to 2.0 yet...wait for them to work the bugs out. Are you kidding me?

12 of 12 people found this helpful. Did you?   October 6, 2012

Sumo-ling Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos

No Documentation

I love Thesis since the day I discovered it. The support we get in the forums and the Internet makes it very easy to use. However, along with many other users I have to admit I have been very disappointed with the whole release process.

With all due respect to Chris Pearson and the Thesis brand, how can you release a software with no documentation supporting your product? You claim you have the best WordPress framework and template system on the market and I agree with you. But releasing a product with no documentation is very mickey mouse. We spend our hard earned money on a product but its worthless because we don’t know how to use it.

I know Chris Pearson has tweeted that a documentation is coming in about 30 days but it should have been already written and released to the public. Imagine a company like Apple or Adobe releasing a new product with no documentation or manual. They would probably quote the same words I just expressed. This is not an attack but more of me just adding my two cents worth.

6 of 6 people found this helpful. Did you?   October 3, 2012

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Stuart Longcroft Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos

Not ready to use 3 after launch, purchased a week before!

Mmm... never really had a complaint with Appsumo products before, but they sold this before any product was ready.

Got an e-mail this morning (3rd Oct) saying '...we recommend you don't use Thesis 2.0 on your production sites just yet.'

Why is it for sale then? A week before launch...

And where are the bonuses?

Poor show all round in my eyes.

5 of 5 people found this helpful. Did you?   October 3, 2012

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Sumo-ling Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos

Impossibly hard to use, no documentation

Looks like they really rushed this launch. There's no theme documentation whatsoever (only referring to the old 1.8.5 version). How can you launch a theme and not provide your customers with the proper documentation? How long do I have to wait until they publish some tutorials or a user guide?

I'm a webdesigner and I'm used to tinkering with themes from various providers, as well as creating themes from scratch. But I can't get anything done with Thesis. The skin editor doesn't load correctly on Chrome for mac, the interface is clumsy and non-intuitive... very disappointing.

5 of 5 people found this helpful. Did you?   October 2, 2012

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Sumo-ling Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos

Wasn’t delivered when promised

Don't know. Didn't get it. Still don't have it because it hasn't been delivered as promised.

Didn't get bonuses promised either. Almost two weeks late and still nothing!

5 of 5 people found this helpful. Did you?   October 2, 2012

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Sumo-ling Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos

Overpromised rubbish

Sorry, very unimpressed... Headway is far superior...and the attitude of these guys is appalling...refund!

3 of 3 people found this helpful. Did you?   November 1, 2012

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Sumo-ling Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos

Currently unusable, still working out bugs, no documentation

Has the potential to be a great product, but at this time, it doesn't even work properly. Company released the product with several bugs and is encouraging users not to upgrade to 2.0 at this time. In addition, there is no documentation currently available for this product. Very disappointing. While I do look forward to using the product once it is actually useable and documentation is available, I have no idea when that will be.

3 of 3 people found this helpful. Did you?   October 4, 2012

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Jason Vance Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos

Thesis Sucks

With all the hype leading up to this, I thought it would be worth pre-purchasing. Thank god AppSumo had a refund policy for this! Love you AppSumo.

2 of 2 people found this helpful. Did you?   March 11, 2013

Paul Lynn Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos

What will be on Thesis-Two? Excitingly waiting!

Do NOT underestimate Thesis theme when you accidentally land on Matt Cutts' blog. :) Do-Whatsoever-You-Like Thesis is almost landing on number two lane.

5 of 9 people found this helpful. Did you?   September 24, 2012

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Sumo-ling Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos

Thesis 2 Shows Tremendous Potential

I've used iThemes Builder for the past six months and look forward to implementing Thesis.

However, the launch and bonuses promised by DIY and Appsumo have failed to meet expectations. I know launches don't always arrive on-time but with all of the hype and push to get our orders in by September 30th only to receive a late product and no bonuses...

I suspect AppSumo and DIY need to make this up to all customers.

rst

2 of 3 people found this helpful. Did you?   October 3, 2012

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Jacqueline duPlessis Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos

waste of money and time

it's 8 months later and this deal STILL in complete~

What a waste of money. What happened to getting your lifetime refund - no questions asked? That's why I took a risk with a pre-order (that STILL hasn't delivery skins and other bonuses offered???)

I want my money back!

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   May 5, 2013

Erik Juhl Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos Rated 1 out of 5 tacos

Poor support

Where do I find out how this works? Their support is lacking and I don't have time to figure it out without some hand holding.

Silly me, I thought AppSumo was still sticking with its "refund for any reason, forever" policy. Guess what, that's over. I for one missed that blog post and the email with the new terms of service. Sad.

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   December 20, 2012

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Bryce Hanson Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos Rated 3 out of 5 tacos

Great Value, lackluster delivery

I heard a lot about Thesis before finding this deal. I always put off purchasing it until now. I love that now I have unlimited access for my own sites for this great theme.

My only disappointment was the delivery of Thesis 2.0 and the extras took (taking) longer than expected. I was under the impression that the release date was right after the deal expired.

1 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   October 9, 2012

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Edward Voisin Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos

Fantastic Theme

The new release deosn't come out till Oct 1, but I downloaded the 1.8 version and I am liking it. Can't wait to upgrade in a few days.

2 of 4 people found this helpful. Did you?   September 27, 2012

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Diego Fernandez Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos

3 of 12 people found this helpful. Did you?   September 24, 2012

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Sumo-ling Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos

This theme is what everyone should use

Awesome theme. Very cheap given the possibilities that it offers.

0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   January 30, 2013

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Sumo-ling Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos Rated 4 out of 5 tacos

0 of 1 people found this helpful. Did you?   November 22, 2012

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Sumo-ling Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos

0 of 5 people found this helpful. Did you?   September 30, 2012

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Kevin Jones Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos

0 of 4 people found this helpful. Did you?   September 30, 2012

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Trishan Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos Rated 5 out of 5 tacos

Can't wait to get Thesis 2.0

This is my first Thesis purchase and am overawed with the features promised by Chris and Derek. Can't wait to get my hands...oops...mouse dirty playing with this monster. Awesome!

0 of 4 people found this helpful. Did you?   September 28, 2012

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Jacqueline duPlessis

How do I get refunded for this?

When I purchased back in Sept 2012 you still advertised a lifetime refund - no questions asked!

May 5, 2013

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Sumo-ling

I purchased this last September but my hard disk crashed, can I still avail of the bonuses? Thanks.

January 30, 2013

Sumo-ling

I’m a Thesis user before the 2.0 release and I always thought it was a great theme. However, the whole 2.0 release is a joke. There is absolutely no documentation on how to use Thesis 2.0 and I don’t stand-alone. There are many people in the support forums that are expressing their frustrations. If you purchased Thesis 2.0 through AppSumo I would ask for my money back because the product is worthless since there is no manual or documentation.

October 3, 2012

Sumo-ling

I’m a Thesis user before the 2.0 release and I always thought it was a great theme. However, the whole 2.0 release is a joke. There is absolutely no documentation on how to use Thesis 2.0 and I don’t stand-alone. There are many people in the support forums that are expressing their frustrations. If you purchased Thesis 2.0 through AppSumo I would ask for my money back because the product is worthless since there is no manual or documentation.

October 3, 2012

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Sumo-ling

Where are we supposed to find the bonuses for this?

October 3, 2012

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Sumo-ling

No Sign of it.. more vapourware? Sumo, get off your *SS and find out where the product is..otherwise REFUND!

October 2, 2012

Sumo-ling

When we buy, can we remove the made by thesis credit and put our own text in there?

September 30, 2012

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Sumo-ling

Has anyone used the Builder framework from iThemes? I'm trying to make an informed decision before purchasing Thesis or Builder. Thanks.

September 29, 2012

Sumo-ling

Can you still use plugins in thesis?

September 28, 2012

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Abe Challah

Does Thesis 2.0 theme work with OptimizePress?

September 28, 2012

Jena

I know Thesis is awesome but I have to say, one of the main reasons I went through with the purchase was the bonus of a SocialTriggers skin. Looking forward to seeing it and using it Derek!
Jena

September 26, 2012

Sumo-ling

I'm a genesis user and never have used thesis. One common comment is that the thesis installation process isn't the no brainier that genesis is. For thesis 2, can I install via wp or do I have to make folder changes on my site?

September 25, 2012

raul vaughn

Great to see Derek H. replying to comments.

Is the new Thesis similar to Genesis framework + add-on theme? Hard to tell what the difference is.

I bought Thesis a long time ago, but moved over to Genesis. How can I upgrade a really old version of Thesis? Do I need to re-install and upgrade from within the admin area?

Did you get rid of the "Big Ass Save Button"?

September 25, 2012

Roberto

Maybe there is something I'm missing, but on their website (http://diythemes.com/plans/), the price of the Developer's Option for Thesis is the same as the discounted price here, $164. It makes it sound like we are not getting a deal here because that's the normal price available to everyone anyway.

September 25, 2012

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Sumo-ling

Just bought it. Where can I get the BONUS? Thanks.

September 25, 2012

Sumo-ling

Does this offer an easy way to make responsive themes?

September 24, 2012

Sumo-ling

So, if we purchase today we will get 1.85 developer to use now and free lifetime updates and a developer license for version 2 and up?

Will we also get immediate access to the forum on the thesis web site?

September 24, 2012

Tony Rached

Not enough of a discount to tempt me into buying thin air! Sorry.

September 24, 2012

Richard K

If 164 dollars is stopping you from running one of the smoothest Themes for wordpress and giving you the edge on your competition then please..don't get it. Don't do what you need to do if you don't have it at the moment.

A theme that requires virtually no pluggins isn't something you find when it comes to wordpress themes and the DIY team has done it.

The support alone from the Thesis team is well worth the price.

Richard
(323) 638-9784

September 24, 2012

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Ansel Taft

Here is what is annoying about this 'deal':

We, the potential customers, are offered no insight into how this new framework will function. There is only a small bulleted list of features. I am supposed to take it on faith that this is an excellent product, with no way to kick its tires, and for that pleasure I am supposed to spring for $164? Total rubbish.

Are the extra bonuses that amazing? No, there are plenty of ways to implement the same thing.

Is the lifetime license worth it? Probably. But it's hard to sell air.

The only saving grace is the Sumo guarantee:

"100% money back guarantee! For any reason Anytime before you die."

I am leaning toward buying it because I worked with Thesis for a past client and it was 'okay'. I prefer Ultimatum, Catalyst and Thematic... but who knows what kind of greatness Pearson's cooked up in four years? But it's annoying that I am expected to put down that amount of money on a promise.

September 24, 2012

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