Thesis Open Hook Plugin- Power of Thesis Theme

by Bilal Ahmad on October 24, 2010

Thesis is a well known wordpress premium theme that allow you to customize your blog design in your own style.It has 2 basic files, custom.css and custom-function.php. CSS file is used to design your blog theme and PHP file is used to add different features like Navigation Bar, Author Bio, Footer etc… For a  new blogger it is very difficult to edit both files and if things go wrong the whole design can suffer and even crash can accrue.

thesis theme Thesis Open Hook Plugin  Power of Thesis Theme

To overcome this issue KingdomGeek has developed a very cool plugin called “Thesis Open Hook“. This plugin has different boxes where you can add PHP code to a functionality. However still you will need to edit your Custom.css file to design your blog. The designing and aligning part can be done from Custom.css file and the reset can be done through Open Hook Plugin.

How to Use Thesis Open Hook Plugin?

1. Download Open Hook Plugin, install and activate.

2. Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Thesis Open Hook

3. You can paste the code in the box where you exactly want to apply the code. For example just look at to the top banner on I achieved this by adding the code in Thesis Open Hook WP Head section. Which is equivalent to wp_head.

thesis open hook plugin Thesis Open Hook Plugin  Power of Thesis ThemeThe theme has different boxes. For example

  • WP Head
  • Before HTML
  • After HTML
  • Before Header
  • After Header
  • Header
  • Before Title
  • After Title
  • and So on…..

If you are going to add any HTML code, then simply add it. However if you are going to add PHP code then make sure to tick the button which says “Execute PHP on this hook“. other wise the PHP code will not work. The plugin will help you in designing different areas of your blog. Simply paste the php code in the box and click on “Little Save Button” and then go to Custom.css file that is located under Thesis>Custom File Editor and paste the designing part of the code.

If you are new to thesis you can read my previous article about thesis theme. Thesis Theme Rocking

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one } October 25, 2010 at 10:43 am

Sorry, I am new blogger. My Active your post to today. I am removed your duplicate.


Bilal Ahmad October 25, 2010 at 10:48 am

Always remember, never ever copy articles from some one blogs. It is not beneficial for your blog. Google penalize those blogs which has duplicate content.
Google know that when a post is firstly published and where, so be careful next time.


Atulperx October 27, 2010 at 12:57 am

Bilal – did you customized your thesis yourself or hired someone . I also have license of thesis but never able to customize it in good way lol . Like your design and info regarding thesis template .


Bilal Ahmad October 27, 2010 at 4:44 am

Atulperx@ Yes i design it, do you need thesis customization service.


Jose Fonseca December 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Hi Bilal!

This plugin is just GREAT!!! I’ve been looking for this for a long time! Thank very much for your help!

But I still have a question for you… I want to make a hook after header just on front page… is that possible to do with this plugin???

Thanks once more.


Bilal Ahmad December 21, 2010 at 7:00 am

Jose@ You don’t need to make a hook. All hooks are already created. Just Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Thesis OpenHook> and find WP Head. You can use PHP code to apply the code only on home page.


Jose Fonseca December 21, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Thank you for your answer but I still need help… sorry :) How do I apply the php code only on home page? How can I do that? Thank you once more.


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