Happy Canada Day to all Canadians and Early Independence Day for all US visitors!
As we celebrate with fireworks, parades, and family gatherings, we at Themify, would also like to be part of the celebrate. Starting today (June 29) until July 5, we're giving everyone a 30% discount on Themify purchases. Simply use the coupon code: NATIONALSALE and start saving on all themes, plugins, addons, and Club memberships (excluding the Lifetime Master Club).
Note: This sale does not apply to the Lifetime Master Club membership.
For this Customer Story, we're focusing our spotlight on Jordan Bower - a Digital Storyteller who shares his journey on how he started his business, and how Themify helped him express his creativity. Check out his entire story below:
About Me - Jordan Bower
My name is Jordan Bower, and I am a Digital Storyteller based in Victoria, BC. In my work, I help businesses, individuals and organizations translate their messages into emotionally rich stories that will connect with online audiences. I create visual identities, design websites, lead workshops and facilitate communications training; I am a full-service digital communications advisor. In my creative life, I am on the verge of launching an innovative storytelling project about my 3,000 kilometre walking trip from Canada to Mexico.
When I started my business in 2013, I had absolutely no experience in web design. However, after doing some research, I saw that there was an opportunity to take pre-designed themes and adapt them to the needs of small business clients. A website is unique in that it touches so many aspects of a business: marketing, sales, operations, customer relationship management and more. I wanted to learn to understand web design so I could offer a wide suite of services.
Using themes from other companies, I taught myself how to use WordPress as well as some basic CSS. At first, my designs were not very good. Slowly, I learned how to find themes and plugins, and how to tell which ones were reliable and which ones weren't. About a year ago, a colleague recommended that I try Themify. As soon as I started using the Builder tool, I realized I had found a totally new way to run my business.
Because I don't have a background in graphic design, I never learned how to create mockups or use Illustrator. So my web design process is much different than most designers. Using the Builder, I design dynamically, testing, prototyping, moving objects around, until I get a feel for the story I am telling. The process is very creative and improvisational. Along the way, I've realized that my process mirrors the way most people use websites. Instead a website being redesigned every few years, I notice that websites need to grow with the organization, growing and changing as the business goals change. This is the magical part about working with Themify. Ultimately, what I am really intending to do is teach my clients how they can use Themify's tools to be creative themselves.
I've had a really positive experience working with Themify. The quality of support is excellent: I know I will always receive a reply within 24 hours or less. I like how frequently the themes are updated, and how add-ons allow me to extend the default functionality. And I love the ability to import/export layouts, which has helped me work even faster. Every new design brings more tools to my toolkit. Since I started working with Themify, I have not used any other themes, and I can't see that changing.
I see my business continuing to grow into helping bigger companies and organizations think more creatively. My goal is to act as an advisor for anyone wanting to do really creative work. And in a few months, I'll be launching my storytelling project about my walking trip, and I'll be doing it using a Themify theme. Thanks Themify for all your hard work! From one very satisfied customer.
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How have you used Themify for your site? Whether it's for your business site, personal blog, or portfolio, we'd love to hear your story and share it with other people! Please contact us.
Attention all Themify members, developers, and designers it's time to show-off your skills!
For the first time ever we're hosting a Showcase Competition where we will be showcasing Themify powered sites. This is a great way for you to get recognition, increase site traffic, and win an award for your site design or simply join for fun. Prizes include an iPad Mini and Themify Memberships. We're now open for site submissions. Submit your site(s) now!
Have you ever wished for the Themify Builder to be able to design your site header, sidebar, footer, and templates? Well if you ever did, know that we heard you. Today, we are very excited to introduce you to Themify Flow - a drag & drop theme builder for WordPress. Flow allows you to build a complete theme on both the frontend and the backend. It's built and designed to allow you to use the familiar Builder drag & drop interface to build your templates. No PHP, CSS, or FTP needed to upload files.
With Flow, you can design the header, sidebar, footer, and templates for posts, pages, categories, and even custom post types. Combining Flow with the Themify Builder plugin, gives you full control of the entire site design (read related post). If you need advanced custom post types, add the Post Type Builder plugin, which allows you to build any kind of WordPress sites (read related post). (more…)
Get lifetime access to all our themes, plugins, addons, PSD files, support, and updates - now with the Lifetime Master Club Membership. Our newest addition to our Club memberships, the Lifetime Master Club, is a one-time payment of $279 that gives you unlimited access to all Themify products, including support and updates, with no expiry date. Below is a breakdown to show you what's included:
All theme PSD mockup files
All of the above and all future product releases
Unlimited lifetime support
Unlimited lifetime updates
For more details about the Lifetime Master club, check our updated pricing table and Terms and Conditions page.
Are you using a bunch of plugins to create custom post types on your WordPress site? Well, it's time to drop all those plugins and replace them with our new Post Type Builder plugin. Post Type Builder is an "all-in-one" WordPress plugin for creating custom post types, taxonomies, and post type templates without writing any code and it works with any theme.
Check out the demo to see how we used it to create 3 different post types: Movie Review, Restaurant Menu, and Property Listing. You can literally create any custom post type that you can imagine from simple movie review, testimonial, portfolio, team member, to complex property listing.
30% Discount Code
From now until Jun 14, 2015, we are offering 30% off the Post Type Builder plugin. Use coupon code PTB on the sign up form to redeem the discount.