Last week, Small Potato of WPDesigner.com introduced his upcoming project called the Five Dollar Theme Club. It was initially scheduled to be launched yesterday but due to some circumstances, it was delayed and was launched today.
The $5 Themes Club will offer WordPress themes for $5 per year. No folks, that is not a typo nor is it your eyes playing tricks on you. I’ll use SP’s own words to explain what the $5 Themes Club is about and how it works:
What is this club?
This is a WordPress themes club. You pay $5 per year for unlimited access / downloads. Each year, you’re guaranteed at least 12 themes.
What are you allowed to do with the club themes?
You do not need a developer license to use the club themes for your clients. And, you may use your club themes on as many domain names as you wish; make sure you own those domains. Basically, just don’t resell, give them away for free, and / or claim that you’ve created them. Here’s the terms and conditions page.
No Add-ons and Hidden Fees
There’s no copyright or credit removal to purchase or add on to the $5. You pay $5 for the whole year. That’s it. The club themes come without copyright labels or links. In fact, the only trace of Wpdesigner and yours truly is on two short lines in the style.css file.
There are two ways to get help. The first one is through the ticket system from your themes club account. The second one is through the forums, where you’d usually get a faster response because multiple people would be viewing your question at the same time.
Just to let you know, I already signed up for it. I know I just bought a new theme so what do I need it for? It doesn’t require a rocket scientist to figure out that 12 good quality WordPress themes for only $5/year is a real bargain. Plus with that price, you get support from the club forum which is not available with most free WordPress themes. This is ideal for WordPress users who can’t afford custom or premium themes but would like to have a unique, customized theme for their blogs. If you sign up and join the club, you can basically do anything you want with the themes except reselling and redistributing it.
Btw, here’s a preview of some themes that will be available in the $5 Themes Club: