It’s Thesis Update Time Again! Release 1.8
New Features of Thesis 1.8 Release
Header Image Uploader
This is really useful if, like me, you like to add a new header every month. Or, even if you don’t, if you just want to be able to switch out the image without too much hassle, this feature will appeal to you. Also, adding a header image personalizes your site, and to make sure your site is usable and has proper SEO, it’s good to have it be clickable, CSS-based, and SEO-optimized — the Thesis 1.8 version will automate all of this for you.
SEO Character Counters
Thesis 1.8 helps you optimize SEO by counting characters for you on the fields that have character limits for description fields (like
). If you don't know what this means, it doesn't really apply to you, but suffice to say it's just another way that Thesis makes maximizing SEO benefits easier.
Now that Google has more fonts, so does Thesis. You can now access 28 web-fonts directly through the Thesis directory, and since they are served through Google servers, you don't have to worry about some people being able to see them and others not -- they will work everywhere.
I have a featured a favicon tutorial here before, but now you can just upload one through the Thesis directory easy peasy with no mess.
I've only listed some of the new features, if you'd like to know more, please visit the Thesis 1.8 New Feature page here.