It’s finally here. I’m happy to be writing this first post on ThemeHybrid.com and letting you all know about the new site.
Before I go into any details, I want to say that this site is all about you, the users, the WordPress community. I’ve put a lot of months behind this project in anticipation of this day. I’ve tried my best to listen to everyone’s input and really let your voices be heard with this new site.
So, I hope you enjoy it. Here’s a few things to look forward to:
The theme club
The theme club comes in two flavors — free and yearly subscriptions (currently set at $25/year).
Yearly subscribers (exclusive members) will have access to the support forums and in-depth, quality tutorials to guide theme in using Theme Hybrid themes.
I will also be taking a different route with themes — most new themes will be child themes.
Child themes hook into a parent theme (e.g. Options theme, Structure theme). So, they take on all the functionality of a parent theme with some built-in bonuses, such as custom widgets or the ability to upload a header image from the WordPress dashboard.
Everyone can download themes for free, which is something I believe in when it comes to WordPress themes. You’ll never have to pay for them.
I’ve made no plans to cut off your access to what has made many of my themes at JustinTadlock.com popular.
All of my old themes have received an entirely new makeover in functionality and in the theme backend. Just check out this theme settings page for the Options theme.
There’s also a new theme, which I’ve named Bliss because it is purely about blogging. You won’t find any of the fancy widgets and home page sections in this theme, but it has been fun to work on.
You should definitely check out the themes page to see all the themes.
Hoping you’ll join me
I believe the coming months will be quite a ride, and we’ll definitely change some things in the WordPress community.
Go ahead and take a few minutes to browse the site, then sign up!
Note: If you were a member of my forums at JustinTadlock.com, then your old user name and password should still work, so you’re already a full-fledged member!