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Thesis & WordPress Plugins

As I submerse myself more and more into the world of Thesis from DIYthemes, I am gaining a huge appreciation for all of the enhancements it provides to the WordPress platform. Furthermore, I have developed a new found appreciation for developers who have taken the time to create WordPress plugins that integrate easily with the Thesis theme.

If you don’t know about Thesis yet, check out my post about why I am such a fan.

The following plugins all make use of the Thesis framework to make their installations extremely painless. Most make use of Thesis additional WordPress hooks to display content in places that were previously inaccessible. I’ve yet to find a solid list of Thesis ready plugins on the Internet so I took the time to put this list together for whoever is curious.

Thesis OpenHook

Thesis OpenHook takes the process of modifying Thesis and simplifies it! I couldn’t properly make a list of Thesis ready WordPress plugins without including the grandfather of them all. This plugin lets you take full advantage of Thesis additional hooks.

Thesis Import/Export

With this plugin, you can download individual data files for Thesis Options, Design Options, and all OpenHook content.

Yoast Breadcrumbs

Automatically add breadcrumbs to your site with no Template tweaks as long as you are running Thesis.


The purpose of this plugin is to make displaying EXIF data as convenient as possible, while using as much of WordPress’ native image handling as possible. It can be inserted automatically into the Thesis theme.

Javascript Nofollow Links

This plugin replaces the standard anchor tag for comment author links with a bold tag and adds javascript behavior on the new tag to allow it to be clicked. It contains code for Thesis theme users to remove the redundant link on comment avatars.

PixoPoint Menu Plugin

Adds an SEO friendly, accessible regular or dropdown menu to your WordPress blog. Uses wppagemenu() which is also used by Thesis so no extra steps are needed after installation.


Gives commenters the option of Tweeting their comments with a link to your post. Uses Thesis hooks to automatically display necessary code below your comment forms.

Visual Recent Posts

This plugin gives the look of a magazine-style website with thumbnails and excerpts in a clean layout. Easily place your Recent Visual Posts by simply inserting your desired Thesis hook on the settings page.

FV Descriptions

Simple plugin which allows you to mass edit the description fields of your choice

Honorable Mentions

These plugins don’t use the Thesis framework like the plugins above however were developed with Thesis in mind at some point during their development process.

It’s important to note that most other plugins would work just as well with Thesis than with any other theme. This is only a list of plugins made with Thesis in mind. If you know of any other WordPress plugins that make use of the Thesis framework, please share them below.

Disclaimer: All links to Thesis from this blog are an affiliate link. If you purchase the theme through one of these links I will receive a percentage as commission. This is the first (and probably only) product I would ever endorse for money.

9 replies on “Thesis & WordPress Plugins”


I started blogging about 6 months ago and its pretty cool. However, I see your blog and it looks great. All different kinds of things your displaying to your visitors. How did you make it look like it is today? Is it custom CSS? I have a wordpress blog and need help making it look better.



Thanks for commenting Trey.

I use the Thesis theme for my general layout and used CSS and some hooks to modify it to my liking. The rest is just a select assortment of plugins I find beneficial to both myself and my readers. I talk about some of the plugins I think people should be using here. I also believe imagery is important and like to associate a header image with each post. Thesis automatically resizes and places my images accordingly based on my settings. That’s how I got it to display the little excerpts with their associated thumbnails.

The key is just finding a theme you like and playing with it until you love it.

what a list, thanks for sharing these thesis plugins. I am a big fan of thesis myself and use it for every blog I own.
I will be sure to make a list of mine and come back to let you know.


Well done for posting this list, a useful resource 🙂

I found this post when searching for plugins that allow me to bulk edit keywords for pages – but it would also be great to bulk edit the SEO fields that Thesis has.

I realise that FV Descriptions allows you to edit the descriptions for post, pages and categories, but would love to find out about a plugin that can do the same for SEO – and I guess Thesis-specific SEO…

Many thanks in advance 🙂

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