Installing Thesis Theme On Your Blog

by Robert Peil

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This video will show how to install the Thesis Theme, the leading blog framework that allows the user amazing flexibility with easy-to-use controls that you can use to fine-tune each and every page of your site with a tactical precision that has never been possible before.

The Thesis option panels allow you to command your site with ease, with tools to design and modify your blog that only coders could do before!

Notice: Worrying about SEO is over. Installing Thesis has that all built in. Now, just add you awesome content. There is a SEO note here that should be mentioned: because Thesis is already internally designed for optimized SEO, it does not require additional plugins to enhance the blogs SEO.

There is a very popular WordPress plugin "All In One SEO Pack". Do NOT install it in a blog running Thesis. Thesis doesn't need it. Actually, the opposite is true - it will cause a downgrade to the blogs SEO ability!

Installing Thesis lets it do all of the heavy lifting behind the scenes. You’ve never had this much control over your site before, and this is precisely what makes Thesis indispensable to critical website owners like you!

Access the Thesis website here to purchase your own Thesis Theme.

Don't forget, I would love to read your comments! You are welcome to add them below!

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Oliver Tausend

Hi Robert,

thanks for sharing this informative video. You are a very good teacher !

I followed your instructions. I already have the Thesis theme on my desktop, but it seems that it is already unzipped because I only see the folder and in it several files – not only one file to be uploading. So I stopped there. What is your idea about that ?

In addition that, if I start using it, how will my blog like right after that ? I don’t want the overall design changed much and I don’t want to lose much time in redesigning either.

What is your take on that ?

Have an awesome weekend !

Take care

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Robert Peil

Hi Oliver,

Seems like the zipped file you purchased from the Thesis website has unzipped itself onto your desktop. Just copy all the unzipped file content into the following directory on your blog host: …/wp-content/themes/thesis_18

Then in your wordpress dashboard, the theme should appear listed in the menu item under Appearance/Themes.

Under the theme description there, you then click on the “preview” link to switch your blog over to it to see how it looks.

You need to tweak the thesis settings to match your blogs look and feel, and this latest version of thesis has a new button to upload your blog header graphic file.

Very nifty!

Let me know how it goes!


Oliver Tausend

Hi Robert,

thanks for your additional explanations. I was able to compress the file again so I was able to upload the zip-file and extract. This process created a folder that doesn’t show up in your video: It’s called _MACOSX.

In my dashboard, I get the error message:

“Broken Themes
The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
Name Description
__MACOSX Stylesheet is missing.”

In addition to that I am unable to change the site and design options because I get the error message “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.”

I followed your instructions regarding changing the permissions as outlined in your video.

I could do the preview anyway.

What are your ideas about that ?

Take care & thanks in advance

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Robert Peil

Hi Oliver,
I sent you a new thesis zip file by email. I recommend removing the thesis installation you did and install fresh again using the file I sent you.
Let me know if this helps.


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