Appthemes Inc. is a company mainly known
for being one of the top providers of premium WordPress themes and plugins.
They came into existence in May 2010 and was started by a privately funded
group of WordPress professionals, whose goal is to provide high-quality products
and services for all kinds of businesses. They only prefer to work with
WordPress and make sure to showcase their expertise in code, quality control
and customer support for multiple products they have launched till now and
future products. They have created 31 products up until now which have been
downloaded more than 93,000 times overall with whopping 41,000+ users and
The company was started by David Cowgill,
who is the founder and the CEO of the company, with the headquarters set up in San
Francisco, California. The current core team consists of majorly 8 – 10 people,
frm all over the world, who lead the company on various departments like
development, customer support, social media and community, products and QA.
Appthemes are known for helping a lot of small-scale companies, and startups
monetize their businesses and grow, with awesome products that are easy to
setup, supported by proper documentation and always backed up by top notch
They have their products as well as created
a separate marketplace for external vendors and developers to publish their
WordPress themes and plugins, especially which are mostly like add-ons for
AppThemes’ existing products to extend their functionality and features. These
plugins and themes can be based on customer demands or as an upgrade to the
existing products they offer on their portal. Currently, the marketplace has
201 premium WordPress plugins and themes frm 36 different sellers.
You can always sign up and become a seller
yourself with a free account, by just going through the simple 3 step
registration process of sign up and then notifying them through the mail and
then based on the details they approve your account, and you're good to go with
your free login. It helps a lot of small teams or startups to make their
products and sell them here to start earning some money and showcase their
skills and products.
Some of the most popular plugins and themes
on this marketplace are Coups – a Clipper child theme with extended features,
Flatter – another child theme for Clipper, ClassiPress custom emails, Simply
Responsive, Directory – a vantage child theme, jobsapp – child theme for
jobroller with advanced theme options, koupon – clipper child theme and many
many more. This marketplace has WordPress plugins, general themes and child
themes for major general themes, and even though the number it offers is less
compared to its alternatives, but they make up for it by the quality and
providing niche and specific solutions for businesses and customers.
Products & features
There is just a handful of products, but
all of them are worth it for specific tasks and domains. Right now they offer
eight original products made just for WordPress by WordPress Pros. Themes and
plugins are handcrafted with the best knowledge and experience that is
reflected in the products they cater. Backed up by awesome technical support
for all their products consistently, except on weekends and holidays. They also
offer free product updates and bug fixes, for the first 12 months frm the date
when the product was bought by the user. And then as I have mentioned before
more add-ons, plugins and child themes are developed and updated in their
marketplaces by their team and 3rd party vendors as well. The best part about
their products is that majority of them are supportive to multiple Free theme
language packs, which is obviously great for people frm all around the world
to use their products with less hassle and no code change when changing the
language of the theme or plugin which they bought. They use the GNU gettext
localization framework in their language packs.
Taskerr is one of the latest additions to
their products gallery which is mainly a micro job WordPress theme, which a
user can use to create a Micro Job Site within minutes with no coding
HireBee is another theme which is great for
creating freelance marketplace website.
ClassiPress, is one of the most in-demand
Classified Ads theme for WordPress. The review and feedback for this theme are
pretty awesome frm both customers and field experts. ClassiPress is extremely
easy to setup, just download and install onto your WordPress site and works
exactly like the live demo published on AppThemes official website, obviously
the data need to be populated for the user site.
Vantage is another most successful themes
frm AppThemes, mainly used for the business directory. It is powerful, robust,
easy to use, fully responsive, documentation supported, plugins ready, comes
with dummy data which you can import, language files and all sorts of child
themes which are available in the marketplace to buy, download and integrate
with the theme itself.
JobRoller is one of the best job board
WordPress theme for selling job listing space and accepting new resumes.
JobRoller reviews mentioned in the testimonials on the site will make it clear
why people love this one as well. JobRoller downloads are quite high due to the
sheer demand of WordPress job board theme and job portals in the market.
Clipper, here is another successful theme
frm Appthemes, specifically made for the coupon code, deals, and offers. It
also has extended coupons plugin to upgrade the theme with more advanced
features and functionalities.
Ideas, a customer feedback theme and
Quality Control, an issue tracking theme are the last two products that cover
up the list of the premium products they have to offer to the world with
diverse functionalities and to cater to different domains as well.
Payment & Packages
Each of the themes can be bought on its own
for $99 as the Standard payment, which gives the user a lifetime access to that
individual theme with 12 months free technical support and automatic updates.
If you are a web developer or a web designer who requires the Photoshop PSD file
as well, then they have the next package called the “Developer” which costs
$159 for the same feature of the “standard” + the PSD source files.
Another way to buy or access the products
on this site is to join their “club”, and become a member, which provides you
access to all their premium themes and plugins for a one-time payment, which is
ideal for developers and entrepreneurs. “Club Standard” which is $249 for full
lifetime access to all the 23 current available themes and also future themes
and plugins as well. And then you have “Club Developer” which is … you guessed
right … with additional access to all the Photoshop PSD source files for all
your products offered in the marketplace, for a total of $349 for lifetime
Contact & Support
They have dedicated forums for Pre-sale
questions and clarifications, Product support and technical support, account
support and general inquiries. They also have a detailed list of FAQs, which
would most probably answer all the basic questions a user may have regarding
the services and the products they offer. Product specific questions are mostly
handled in the forum, just use the forum login page to become a member and post
a question or check out the existing ones. They also post frequent updates on
their blog site which cover news and updates of their products, its features,
changes, bugs and tips and tricks to get more out of them as well.
Social Media Links
Address: 548 Market St Suite 93064
San Francisco, CA 94104