We have changed all our product prices on themezee.com from USD to EUR. This change was made to simplify things on our end. We are located in Europe and therefore have to keep books in our currency. It was getting increasingly complicated with PayPal payments in USD, because every single transaction had to be converted and recorded in Euro.
We are thrilled to announce the release of our second add-on. The Widget Bundle plugin is a small collection of widgets for your sidebar. They are a neat addition for the default WordPress widgets and work great in combination with all of our themes.
Earlier this week we have released our first add-on called ThemeZee Toolkit. The plugin is a collection of useful small modules and features, neatly bundled into a single plugin.
Right now the Toolkit includes three modules to insert header & footer scripts, set conditions to show and hide widgets and to add a gorgeous gallery carousel. More features will come with the next updates. If you have a cool feature in mind just let us know.
As of today we will not just offer you our free Magazine themes and corresponding Pro Version plugins, but also our new Add-ons.
Add-ons are standalone plugins, which can be used in combination with all of our themes. They will add theme-independent features and functionality, which are better suited for a plugin rather than the theme. Our new add-on plugins will be specifically designed for ThemeZee WordPress themes but will also work with any other theme.
When ThemeZee was founded in 2010 the WordPress theme market was much smaller than today and only in its beginnings. It was a fast decision to create our website completely in English to attract a larger audience.
Since then 5 years have passed and WordPress has enlarged its market share rapidly. We think it was time for us to be finally present with a German website in our home country.
Today I would like to introduce you to our newest Magazine WordPress Theme called Merlin. It is our first theme built with the popular Underscores Starter Theme and is most likely one of the best themes we have created so far.
We spent countless hours to hone every detail of this theme and we hope you turn it into your next awesome WordPress website. Let us know in the comments 🙂
We usually try to avoid any significant changes in the design of our themes, because it is not ideal for the existing user base. However, Anderson was not as popular as we wished and our theme with the fewest downloads. It could not cover the cost of development and it was increasingly hard to justify further development and updating the theme.
Most of you have surely seen our newest theme named Glades, which we have soft-launched a few weeks ago. Nevertheless the theme deserves its own introductory post.
Glades quickly became one of our most popular themes and reached nearly 20.000 downloads on wordpress.org the first weeks. We are sure it will have a bright future!
You want to create a personal blog or small magazine website about your hobby or leisure activities? Leeway will be the perfect WordPress theme for you. Of course you can use the theme for any other topic or kind of content related website as well.
We really hope you like the bold and heavy colors and contrasts of the design, which surely let your online magazine stand out from the crowd.
This weekend we made some big changes in our business model, product policy and update process. We really hope you are not totally overwhelmed by it so far. You may have noticed that our price model has also changed along with the new license system.
Since every purchase is now linked to a license key with a maximum number of installed websites, the pricing structure needed some refinement. We have added three different price options depending on the number of sites you are using. The price model is now more flexible and aligned with your needs.
One key feature of our new PRO Version plugins is support for automatic updates. Our WordPress themes are actively developed and we release updates for new features and bugfixes quite often.
Manual updates were always a big hassle for a lot of users and had the result that many websites run on outdated software. We also got many emails with reports for bugs which were already fixed in the latest version of the theme.
This update “problem” will be solved with our new products. The automatic updates will be provided by using a complete software licensing system on our website, as many other WordPress companies already do. This post will describe all changes.
A few weeks ago we have released our newest theme Courage. We have also tried a new approach and released the PRO Version of Courage as a plugin rather than a standalone theme with more features.
Today we like to announce that we have decided to make this major shift in product strategy for all of our themes.