Big news last week regarding about Thesis’ position in the WordPress premium theme marketplace: Thesis is no longer King of the Premium themes.
Why Chris and Brian left Thesis
First, Brian Clark – part owner of Thesis with developer, Chris Pearson – announced he is leaving Thesis. Besides the “public disagreements Chris recently had with Matt Mullenweg“, Brian cited differences over the Thesis roadmap and their relationship with WordPress developers.
Note of clarification: As of the date of this post, CopyBlogger.com still runs on Thesis (Thanks, Chris Cree!)
Not even one week later, Chris Brogan announced that he is moving his blog off of Thesis, claiming he’s “just trying out a new theme framework”.
Ding dong the witch is dead?
Does this spell bad news for Thesis? Probably not. Remember that there is still a massive community of bloggers who love Thesis.
What this does mean, however, is that other premium themes, like Headway, will get more deserved attention.