There’s no question that the Thesis theme for Wordpress is very powerful. It’s got a lot of good code and a number of customization options which help you make it more your own. But it’s got flaws as well and it’s not the best match for a lot of people. One thing that comes to mind is the inability to easily insert a header image, at least not without adding a plugin.
I don’t believe Thesis should be marketed as great for beginners with no coding experience unless those beginners are either willing to hire a blog consultant or to deal with a fairly generic-looking theme.
So what do you do if you bought Thesis, gave it your best shot, and need a refund? DIY Themes promises a refund within 30 days if you’re not satisfied with your purchase of Thesis.
Instructions for Requesting a Refund from DIY Themes
To request a refund, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “Refund Request”. Please include the following information with your request:
- Your name
- The email address associated with your PayPal account
- The date of purchase
- Your DIYthemes member name
If You Still Want to Give Thesis a Shot
One of the best things created by the Thesis user community is Rick Beckman’s Thesis Open Hooks plugin. It gave you back-end CSS/PHP editing abilities before Thesis finally integrated them and, most importantly, it has blocks where you can input code for various Thesis hooks instead of setting them up with PHP.
If you’re not quite ready to give up on Thesis, try checking it out (also available from the Wordpress Codex for installation from within your site’s back-end).
There’s a lot of great stuff you can do with Thesis. But if it’s not the theme for you, don’t be shy in asking for a refund.
Obviously, from my lukewarm review of Thesis for beginners (unless they want to pay more for customization, in which case get in touch ), I’m not a representative of DIY Themes. The refund information comes from the DIY Themes forum, but is not easy to find. Maybe it’s not well-publicized because there’s no affiliate program for refunds. My thought is if you’re going to pay that much, it should be something you’re using and if you can’t use, return.