Thesis Tutorial: Best Way to Add Banner to Feature Box in Thesis Theme

In this thesis tutorial video, I show you what I believe is the simplest, fastest, easiest, best method for adding a really cool banner to the Feature Box in your WordPress blog that uses the Thesis Theme.

I would like to give a Special Thanks to John Sexton, Ph.D. and DIYThemes for providing the code and ‘godhammer‘ at DIYThemes for helping me to tweak and customize the code.

If you need help tweaking the code further,  leave a comment below or head on over to .

Place the following code in the custom_functions.php file:

/* START of Best Banner in Feature Box PHP */

function featured_image_feature_box(){

	<div id="bestbanner" >        

<img src=" Paste Banner URL here! " />


<?php } 


/* END of Best Banner in Feature Box PHP */

And place the following code in the custom.css file:

/* START of Best Banner in Feature Box CSS */

.custom div#bestbanner {

           text-align: center;  padding-top: 30px; margin-top: 1.5em; margin-bottom: 


 #feature_box { background: none; border:none; }

/* END of Best Banner in Feature Box CSS */

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17 comments… add one
  • Jhon Booth Nov 24, 2011, 1:04 pm

    As a newbie in wordpress, I have learned a lot from this post. Though it will take me some time to get used to with these codes but I am really happy to find this post. Thank you for sharing.

  • Greg Swan Nov 25, 2011, 6:55 am

    As a Thesis user, I’m always happy to find another tutorial using custom_functions.php. Thanks for this helpful code and for also adding the css.

  • Herbert Nov 25, 2011, 8:00 am

    I have been eying on a thesis theme and prepare myself already if I get one someday… Thanks for this one sir, this will be a good addition to my stored knowledge on Thesis themes

  • Liz of Couple's Trip Nov 25, 2011, 8:17 am

    I’m using free themes and don’t have the luxury of time to tweak some codes. But I love the tutorial here. I might refer to this post for future use. 🙂

  • Jomar Lipon Nov 25, 2011, 9:24 am

    I do the thesis simple because it’s just a propose program. Hope to have a harder thesis that needs implementation. I miss coding.

  • Sophia Nov 25, 2011, 10:47 am

    The most of people all use the themes for free and do not too much care about its code, so do I :D, but thank you for your tutorial, I really enjoy it.

  • Roy Nov 25, 2011, 11:53 am

    i like theme customization. Thanks for this I will try this theme.

  • Renan Nov 25, 2011, 12:09 pm

    I agree with the comments above. Most websites today uses free themes/templates to reduce time consuming site development.

  • doug_eike Nov 25, 2011, 4:15 pm

    Clearly presented. I need to watch your video on backing up the custom.php file before I go further with this. Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Tristan Nov 25, 2011, 5:54 pm

    Just what I need Jim! I’ve been constantly looking for easy-to-follow Thesis tutorials because I’m working on one of my client who happen to use this theme. This post helps a lot!

  • Coder Nov 28, 2011, 3:19 am

    Great post……….thanks for sharing your valuable information…more details you can refer here to know more about learn web development

  • Grant Brookes Nov 28, 2011, 4:56 am

    Thank you for the wonderful post! and the easiest tutorials!

    Re-tweeted it and posted on my facebook wall too!

  • Pete Goumas Dec 17, 2011, 5:22 pm

    Thank you for the helpful tip!

  • Nile Jan 11, 2012, 8:02 am

    I have to say I am not as nice when it comes to documentation, so I am really happy to see you documenting your code snippets. Kim threw me a bunch of spaghetti code for her site and I had to wade through it and it would have been easier if it were documented.

  • Max Feb 8, 2012, 4:21 am

    Thesis is one of my favourite wp theme. Endless posssibilities. Using it for years but I still learn new things about it every day, just like with your post. Great tip, thanks 😉

  • clare Feb 8, 2012, 10:45 am

    Hi Jim,
    Thanks so much for this valuable tutorial. I am finding features within Thesis theme I never knew about! no good having features I don’t know about but that’s why I know you!!! The featured box is very helpful to give an overall message to the reader when they land on the site and to encourage them to stay!

    You are an awesome teacher!


    • jupiterjim Feb 8, 2012, 3:04 pm


      glad you like this tutorial. This is another one that is kinda hard to figure out just by reading the tutorial on . Once you see the video, it all becomes pretty easy though, huh? Plus like you said this is feature of Thesis Theme that really isn’t too well known out there!

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