If you are following this blog, you know that I am using Thesis Theme on this blog from the start. Having a Thesis makes it easy to tweak design, make changes and it can reduce the loading speed.
The only drawback with the Thesis is that you need to alter Thesis to look like you want. It does require some initial modification and changes to set it up correctly for your blog. One way is to do changes by yourself or you can get Thesis Skin to make it easy for you.
I have changed this blog to Thesis Avenger Skin two months back and I am really happy with the performance of it. It really makes it easy to setup a blog and make it look professional.
Avenger is Thesis Skin from ThesisAwesome, which already integrate many function and makes easy to setup your thesis blog. It covers aspect of Guest Blogging, Targeted Ads, related posts and email subscriptions.
Guest Blogging Features
Avenger Skin makes it easy to setup multi-author blog. It gives an option of to add profile fields for your authors like twitter id, facebook page and Google Plus id.
It has an option to create author archive pages where your author box with the posts will be shown. It is a very good option if you accept guest post or have multiple authors. Your author pages will be converted to new template and will show author profile on top before showing the posts.
It also have an option to show author box in the single post and also gives a flexibility to choose where you want to show. You can show your author profile on top of your post or bottom of it.
Related Posts in Avenger Thesis Skin
You do not need any plugin to show the related post on your posts, this thesis skin can add it for you. You just need to enable the option in the admin panel and select how many posts you want to show.
You can also show your related posts with the thumbnails and it can get the thumbnails with the thesis post images. So you can just enable them and let it do the work for you.
Showing targeted ads with thesis does require some work, you need to do some coding or atleast paste some code in your custom function file. This skin has covered you in that aspect also.
It has an option in the admin panel where you can just enable targeted ads for your blog. Easy, Right? Just check the box and you will start getting the targeted ads.
Opt-in Forms Ready
The Avenger Thesis Skin has an in-build option to create opt-in forms at many places of your blog. You can show the opt-in forms at your sidebars or top of your home page and in footer.
You have options to activate the opt-in forms in the admin panel, once activated it will show on your blog. You can integrate your mailchimp or aweber account to these forms.
You can customize your opt-in box from the admin panel, it has an option of choosing color, border, image, text etc. So you have full freedom on how you want to show it.
It also has an option to enable ads at top of your post or at the header. You can just enable those and add your ad code in widget screen. This makes advertisement management really easy, you can have your ads running in no time.
Avenger Thesis Skin also add some other options like it can activate Twitter Anywhere on your blog, It already has an optimized magazine look for your blog. You have an option to choose which navigation menu you want to show and what to add there.
Watch the video below to see Avenger Admin menu in action:
Avenger Skin is one of the best Thesis Skin in the market so if you are looking for some easy customization to your blog, you can get it for your Blog.