$10 Club Memberships

Yep, you read that right. Currently, Theme Hybrid is opening up its doors for a mere $10 to new users.

I’ve been told over the years from many people that they’d gladly pay $100 or more for their membership here, which is always nice to hear. So, why in the world would I slash the membership price to nearly a single digit? Well, for a couple of reasons.

The first is that it’s been a while since we’ve had a club promotion around here. I decided on $10 as a bit of a throwback to the original promotion that helped jump start the theme and plugin club we have today.

The second, and probably more important reason, is that Theme Hybrid is going through some changes. The site is coming up on its sixth year, and it’s time to refocus and expand our offerings. I’m working day and night to finish a redesign of the site, which will go live at the same time this promotion ends.

These club prices are only going to last about a week. After that, we’ll be switching over to a new pricing/membership system that better accommodates both Theme Hybrid and the different types of members we have here.

Wait! What? A new membership system?

It’s time. When I first began this site, all memberships were $25/year. In 2008, for a kid barely out of college, that seemed like the smart thing to do. We’ve only bumped prices once in all that time and have done reasonably well.

Don’t worry though. The new pricing system is still going to be extremely affordable and cheaper than pretty much every other theme/plugin club out there. We’re not trying to keep you from paying the mortgage or feeding your kids.

I don’t want to get into the nitty-gritty of the new system just yet, but I didn’t want to throw everyone for a loop when the change takes place. I’ll be writing about it all soon.

For now, enjoy this special promotion, sign up, and let your friends know about it.

As an added bonus: All current club members and anyone who signs up under this $10 offer will automatically be bumped up to a membership worth about 5 times as much when the new system comes into effect. It might be a good time to sign up. Just sayin’.


  1. Membership is worth a heck of a lot more than $10 based on my experience over the last year.

    $10 is insane!

    1. Thanks, Brad. I’m glad you’re enjoying your membership here.

  2. rusti

    I was a member for years but let my membership lapse. I am a heavy WordPress user these days and use it in my day job now. None of this would have been possible without my membership on the forum allowing me to overcome the typical beginner issues with WordPress.

    Just re-upped so I can have a front row seat on the new redesign. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!

    1. Rusti, it’s good to have you back.

  3. Wow, excited to see the changes. On another note, if you re-design your site, would it be possible to share the current theme on GitHub or somewhere? I have your custom content plugin but always wanted to see your approach on how those custom content are displayed in the theme.

    1. Maybe; I’m not sure. There’s a lot of spaghetti code added over the last couple of years that I don’t even half understand.

      I was actually thinking of adding the new, upcoming theme on GitHub though. That’d be a lot easier to understand.

      1. In reply to Justin Tadlock

        Wow that is even better. Looking forward to it.

  4. Wow, great offer Justin – sold! Signing up was on my ‘to do’ list so this was a nice incentive to join. I look forward to seeing the changes you make.

    1. Happy to have you on board.

  5. Is there a profile location to find out when my membership expires? I always just log in and find that it expired and usually renew.

    I feel it’s sometime at the beginning of summer for some reason.

    1. If you log into your account and visit the admin, there’s a section labeled “Membership Details” under the “Profile” menu. Here’s link to it though.

      1. In reply to Justin Tadlock

        Justin, I don’t seem to have the Membership Details section in my profile page. Trying the link, I don’t have sufficient permissions to view the page…

      2. In reply to Justin Tadlock

        I got the same message.

        You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.

      3. In reply to Justin Tadlock

        Yeah, I just remembered that page only appears if your subscription is out. I’ll look into setting up something for you all.

  6. Theme Hybrid has been the single most important resource in helping me learn WordPress. Really looking forward to the upcoming changes, thanks Justin.

    1. Bryan, I’m glad we’ve been able to help you in your learning journey. There’s definitely more on the way.

  7. asheikha

    That is really interesting, I have joined membership today and stay up for in the hunt for more of your wonderful post. Thanks!

  8. Nuno Miguel

    I saw n a screencast yesterday and today I am not able to sign up to the $10 membership. What could I do?
    Please need an answer quickly.

    1. The announcement said the sale is available for only a week. You should sign up for the Standard membership anyway as it’s a steal either way.

    2. I sent you an email.

  9. Hi Justin

    I renew my membership 6 days ago and I paid 10$. As I had a standard membership for 29$ before, and I just paid 10$, I wonder what my status is now. Is it a Standard? or a Developer?
    If it is a Standard, how can I change for a developer? Because I really need to be on a Developer membership.
    Thanks for your help… and thanks for Hybrid. You did more than a wonderful job.

    1. I’ve got a post coming out that explains this. Anyone on the old system (before standard, developer, etc.) will be grandfathered into a developer account. So, there’s no need for you to do a thing.

  10. Ok great. Thanks!!!!

  11. Hi there Justin,

    I’d like to know if this (awesome) offer is still valid.

    I’m already a forum member. But if the offer is still valid, I’d like to extend my suscription. The links lead me to the Theme Club area, and when trying to subscribe, I get a “You are already subscribed or an error occurred.”, (I assume this is because I’m already a suscriber, or the offer might not be valid anymore).

    Thanks in advance!

    1. The offer mentioned in this post is no longer valid. The club membership system has changed. Everyone on the old system, now has a developer account, which is currently being sold at $39. So, if you could “upgrade”, you’d actually be downgrading your account. I’ll be writing a post on it soon.

  12. Joseph

    Hi @Justin Tadlock

    Is there any promo code or just sign up will reflect the promo price?


    1. This promotion ended weeks ago. However, we’re still running a deal right now with $10 off of regular prices for everyone.

  13. Joseph

    Hi Justin,

    I just try, but shows me this http://prntscr.com/3yzlut

    Can you please guide me how can I sign up?


    1. That looks correct. You just need to hit the PayPal button from that point.

      1. Joseph In reply to Justin Tadlock

        Oh, that means no more promo price, isn’t it?

        I thought the promo still available when I see your reply “This promotion ended weeks ago. However, we’re still running a deal right now with $10 off of regular prices for everyone.”

  14. The $10 promo is over it seems. 🙁 Question when will your stargazer theme support the internal media player?

    1. Stargazer supports the WordPress media player. Actually, all WordPress themes support it because it’s packaged within WordPress itself.

  15. Caught your post too late. I keep dithering between finding the perfect theme or framework and just roughing it and creating my own. So far not much progress on DIY but I’m getting closer on finding something great and ready-made. Hybrid won’t install, says it is missing files. Seems I tried it before with the same results. Anyway, I’m kind of lazy if I don’t do it myself when I can actually figure out CSS (and I bought the books).

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