16 Comments


  1. Fantastic offer, hope it gets filled up pretty fast.
    The current themes available to theme club members are well worth the original cost of $25 if not at least 10 times more…


  2. davek
    Thanks. It seems to be filling up fairly quickly. I think this offer will help the community grow a bit.

    Thomas
    Thanks for the tip. I had checked yesterday with the link, but it seems that the link is different when I’m logged in as the administrator. It should be fixed now.

    Also, thanks for joining!


  3. monkeymartin

    Why a $10.00 discount. Your theme club is worth $100.00 or more. Love the themes your site and the service. Do you have an option to donate. I can’t donate right now but in the future I would like to donate.

    Keep up the great work.


  4. monkeymartin
    Thanks for the kind words.

    I do have a contribute page that I took off the main navigation. There are more ways to donate than with your wallet though.

  5. Bonnie

    Justin, I just found your themes.

    I really appreciate your commitment to high standards in site design, like your efforts to “future-proof” themes, hooks, etc. I agree with the other posters, that this is an incredible deal and you are worth more.

    But on your behalf, I’m not sure about the yearly club dues, because if you’re not currently working on one of Justin’s themes, you might not feel the need to renew.

    Maybe licenses for unlimited support are the way to go for dedicated, idealistic designers like you?

    A tangent: This whole open source business model has me scratching my head… how can it work? All the premium/freemium theme hullabaloo is fascinating to read about, but I can’t figure out how it will support designers like Justin Tadlock.

    I mean, I will always support idealism, so maybe there are others out there like me who will, too, but will it pay Justin’s rent? Send him on cruises? Pay for the kidlet’s soccer team dues?

    Back to the topic at hand:

    I am interested in any developer’s licenses you might come up with, because I do sites for friends, family and non-profits, but am starting to branch into sites for paying customers, and I think you should get paid if I get paid!

    Also: I’d like to see elastic layouts in future designs (em-based, not px-based).

    And thank you for providing the forums and documentation. I tend to muddle along by trial-and-error. Your documentation is very helpful and eliminates lots of muddling.


  6. Bonnie
    Thank you for the kind words.

    There’s ways of making money with open source AND opening your source code up for free download. I’m currently working on some different business models that’ll allow people to get even more without sacrificing the integrity of the open source ideals behind WordPress. It just takes a little outside-the-box type thinking. Everyone will get to see some new stuff with WordPress theming in the coming months.

    Also, I have an ideas forum if you’d like to add ideas about where the themes should go, such as em-based layouts. By the way, my upcoming Hybrid [parent] theme will allow much more flexibility with things like this.

  7. Jan

    Great theme and great work. I am just getting into wordpress themes for use in education. I am interested in becoming a member of your club and using the spartan template however when I go to the page you no longer have a special discount. Has is expired? I am also interested in how you made the forum page on the options template.


  8. Can you please share a little bit of this outside-the-box thinking with us. Perhaps by writing a small article on these business models. If you don’t have any plans of doing this then at lease provide some links for the same.

    You are doing a great work and you are a role model for me. Keep up the good work.

    Thanks

  9. Rocky

    Do you have any running special for Christmas like $10 deal?

    Thanks


    1. Yes, you can join the club fro $25/year right now. This will be going back up sometime in the new year.

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