Check out, official release notes for Thesis 1.8.5, .

Assuming you’ve created the backup of your theme files and WordPress database, download the new Thesis 1.8.3 and copy them into your parent thesis theme folder, overwriting all files when prompted.

But enough of the intro talk—let’s get down to business! Here’s what’s new and hot in Thesis 1.8:

Fortunately, Thesis 1.8 steps in and saves the day. Instead of dealing with all that technical mumbo-jumbo, you only need to upload your desired image, and Thesis will do the heavy lifting for you. It’s easy, optimized, and oh-so-simple.

Following are the New Features Available in Thesis 1.8

This wont break your Thesis 1.8.2 and prepares you nicely for Thesis 1.8.3.

Thesis Custom Loop API – Thesis 1.8 now allows you to include custom html/php inside the content of any page on your site. For anyone that know how to code, this gives you unparalleled flexibility for your designs.

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the new security enhancements. Thesis 1.8 not only incorporates WordPress nonce field protection, but it also boasts a refined data-handling system that will help keep your sites both safe and stable!One of the most awesome improvements in WordPress 3.0 is the navigation menu builder, and Thesis 1.8 offers full support for this exciting new feature. Best of all, if you choose to use the WordPress nav menu, you’ll be able to tweak its design by using Thesis’ existing nav menu design controls! Win-win!No worries. Put your fingers away, because you don’t need to touch your computer screen to count characters anymore. Thesis 1.8 helps you work within these constraints by offering character counters on appropriate input fields throughout the WordPress interface.Of course, we’ve also been extremely busy with Thesis 2, and at the end of this post, I’ll share an update on our progress. But first, let’s take a look at Thesis 1.8.5.