Thesis and WordPress kiss and make up – Thesis now has a Split GPL license

25 July 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: opinion, theme news, thesis

One of the most controversial and hotly debated public arguments in the WordPress community ended this week when Chris Pearson of DiyThemes.com changed the license for his very popular Thesis theme to a split GPL license which has the backing of Matt Mullenweg of WordPress.
In a nutshell, the decision by Chris to switch to a split GPL license ends a potentially nasty and expensive legal battle between Matt and Chris – which in the long run would only damage the entire WordPress community as whole. For this alone, Chris’s decision must be praised.
We had covered the recent war of words between Matt and Chris which extended out to a Mixergy.com video cast and things had …

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Breaking: Matt Cutts is considering dropping Thesis

20 July 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: thesis, wordpress

As WordPress and Thesis continue to wage war over the past week, I’ve just been tuned into the WordPress Podcast where Matt Cutts is online with Yoast and Frederick having a broad discussion about Matt’s experience with WordPress and as usual Matt is full of interesting stories and facts about not only SEO but also his and Google’s experiences with WordPress.
As I type, the show is still going – tune in on Webmaster Radio and I’m sure it will pop up in their main iTunes feed in the next few days.
The conversation inevitable turned to the GPL war of words and Matt did hint that he is considering switching away from Thesis and perhaps back …

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Thesis gets hacked and the coming Thesis Vs. Automattic battle

14 July 2010 comment icon6 | Categories: Legals, theme news, wordpress

So diythemes.com – producers of the infamous Thesis WordPress theme got hacked today. Apart from the fact that it’s nasty for anyone to get hacked at any stage, this event inadvertently reignited the WordPress/Automattic vs. Thesis war of words after some follow up tweeting from what I can make out.
The war of words is still very much in progress and you can follow the exchanges over on Twitter.
In a nutshell it would seem that Matt has had enough and is going after Thesis in a big way and even offering to buy alternative GPL compliant premium themes for Thesis users.
It now also looks like this may end up going down the legal route.
In response to …

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New version of Thesis wordpress theme hits the streets

31 March 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news, wordpress

Hey gang,
just a quick post to let you all know that a new version of the ever popular Thesis wordpress theme has hit the streets.
Why is this big news?
Well the guys over at Diythemes are very excited about the 1.7 release as it’s effectively a big rewrite of the core engine which powers Thesis, which means:

faster loading pages across your wordpress site
dramatically improved code quality
significantly enhanced seo controls
extended options manager
completely reorganised options pages
lots of new javascript libraries
flexible new comment system

Thesis has always been one of the best premium themes out there but the guys have really put in serious effort to keep Thesis at the forefront of premium wordpress theme design.
With over 22,000 customers to …

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