I’m not sure what Pearson was thinking, but he was evidently not worrying about existing users.
He built an awesome framework with 2.x, but he apparently didn’t realize how many end users would be annoyed and frustrated with this move, in addition to the money we all lost in migrating our existing design to the Thesis 2.x version.
As an end user who used Thesis for managing my site’s SEO, I was expecting that feature to be integrated by Thesis creators before anyone else, and yet it never happened.
Thesis 2.x killed all hope: Thesis 2.x was launched back in 2012, and that killed every last hope I had for Thesis to be the best theme available to me.
I had been using the Thesis Word Press theme since 2009. But after a great deal of thought and planning, I moved to the Genesis theme framework.
I have already moved 60% of my other sites to the Genesis theme, and all new sites are being developed using the Genesis framework.
Shown below is a search trend graph for the Thesis theme, which shows the slow death of one of the best Word Press themes of all time: To summarize: Slow updates: What concerned me most about the Thesis theme were the slow updates.
They were not rolling out updates as they previously had been, which is an important part of adopting the latest practices.
When the Thesis theme was launched on March 29, 2008, it was welcomed by the Word Press community with open arms.
I was one of the early adopters of the Thesis theme, and I have been using it since mid-2009.