We have over 30,000 awesome customers from all over the world. Below are a few of their stories and experiences with The Theme Foundry. Visit the site links to view live examples of our themes in action.
We’re a small group of developers, interface designers, and engineers that craft exceptional user experiences. We work on projects of our own and help clients large and small create software that their customers love. We begin every project with the same goal: to meet user needs and make the boundaries of technology disappear.
Chalk was the perfect theme for our blog—sleek and professional, with a unique look and a variety of different content types.
I am a photographer and recently decided that it was time to have my own website to show my portfolio to the world :) I think that beauty is in simplicity and when I found The Theme Foundry’s Photography template I knew that it is exactly what I wanted.
Although I have no experience working with websites, Photography was really user friendly and it took me no time at all to get the hang of things. I am really happy to finally have my own website and love the professional look!
I started my site mostly out of pressure from my husband, Joel. Now, it is a blog with no real theme, per se, other than talking about whatever strikes my fancy.
The Theme Foundry has been great to work with. I am just learning how to code so I very much appreciate the user forums and the detailed instructions on how to use all the features in the theme. If I tried to create this level of a site on my own, I would have given my husband several heart attacks already – kinda like the one time I was working server side on my static site and accidentally deleted his site. That was fun.
I started SwellSearch years ago as a surf blog, after a few years of running it the site crashed and I lost all my posts and I had no backup. I lost my inspiration for keeping the blog running and it languished for quite a while, that is until I saw the Anthem Theme. I just love the clean simple elegance of the theme and it inspired me to restart the blog showcasing awesome surf photos taken by photographers all around the world.
Awesome. The purchasing process was great, the documentation of how to use the themes is excellent. And the responsiveness and helpfulness of all the staff I’ve interacted with at The Theme Foundry has been exceptional. Thanks!
I am the founder of Totefish, an internet start-up company that organizes online shopping, coupons & sale notices for its users. I chose the Shelf Theme for our company blog because we wanted a highly-stylized template compatible with tablets and an interface that was visually appealing, original and yet, easy-to-use.
It is rare to have a third-party development team respond so quickly to our requests. We received incredible support as we “tweaked” the design to our own. It was the kind of customer service all companies should aspire to provide. The Theme Foundry is “Top Shelf” all-the-way!
I became a full-time writer after the success of my first book, “One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human” spent 4 weeks on the UK bestseller lists. Since then, I’ve written a further nine books. I also write magazine articles, which have been published in the UK and USA, and my short stories have been published in the UK, Ireland and Australia.
After much research, I came across the Linen theme, at the Theme Foundry. I’ve never bought a theme before, but the process was simple and straightforward. I haven’t needed any support, but the forums have provided a lot of useful information. It’s clear to see that should I have a problem, it’ll be answered promptly. With The Theme Foundry, you’re not purchasing a theme, but joining a community.
I’m a Brit from London working for a large media organisation in Hong Kong, where I manage their travel website as well as my own blog, which I’ve been writing for over 8 years about my life in Asia. I love visiting unusual places tourists don’t often go and learning about cultural differences.
I’ve been using The Theme Foundry since their very first release and, while I’ve looked at many of the free / paid options out there, I’ve found no one else making such well designed themes with clean code and beautiful typography throughout. I appreciate the timely bug-fix updates and friendly support forums which are really useful when I face an issue I can’t resolve myself (being only semi-literate with PHP / CSS). I’m always excited to see what The Theme Foundry team cook up with each new release!
Run by diggers for diggers, Diggingthedirt is your daily dose of news, features, links and belly laughs from British, Irish and World Archaeologists scattered to the four corners of the wind. Proceed with caution: when you dig up the past, all you get is dirt!
I’ve been a fan of The Theme Foundry since my move to WordPress from Blogger two years ago (made a whole lot easier thanks to their involvement!). My technical skills are limited, so access to the support forum has been amazingly helpful, and has the feel of a small community all pulling in the same direction. Social media integration has really helped build a following to the point now where the website is paying for itself. On to my fourth theme now – and look forward to redecorating the website with a new one soon!
I’m a mom, sister, daughter, friend and wife who has finally found a creative outlet in blogging. I love to travel, cook, eat, paint, write and shoot a lot of pictures. I think there are a lot of people like me with this passion for writing and photography, but haven’t found the right way to express it.
I have set up several websites/blog sites over the past few years but have never been too happy with them. When I found the Shelf theme, I knew I found a creative path that represented the way I want to share my outlook on life. Shelf is contemporary, simple and very dynamic. I especially appreciate the visual concept of my photos, prose, quotes, videos and music all perched on a shelf that the reader can scroll across. I’ve gotten great feedback and feel the theme sets me apart from others. On top of all these attributes is the attentiveness that the staff at The Theme Foundry has given to any questions I’ve had concerning the theme. Simple to set up, great people to deal with, I’m pleased with the whole package.
I am a historian of science at a small liberal arts college. I use my site as a place to think aloud about my research, my teaching, and my speaking. My blog allows me to comment on the relationship between science and society. In particular, I work to combat naive understandings about what science is and how it creates its own authority.
When I reworked my site late last year I cast about for a clean theme that would enable me to showcase my work. React did exactly what I wanted. I really appreciate the support — The Theme Foundry people have saved me from myself more than once — and the modern, stylish theme. I have recommended The Theme Foundry to friends and colleagues.
I maintain my and my wife’s personal blogs which we use to write about things we care about. On my site, I write about politics, tech news, and other nifty topics I find on the Internet.
I’ve been continually impressed by the themes that The Theme Foundry has released, having first purchased Paperpunch over a year ago and now Anthem and Duet. The individualized support forums made available to customers by theme are great to talk to other theme owners to bounce ideas off of.
I run a personal finance site called Three Thrifty Guys. Our aim is to help folks keep a few more bucks in their pockets (and purses) :)
I was drawn to Vigilance when I was shopping for a theme for Three Thrifty Guys and fell in love with it right away. After purchasing it, I was blown away by the support The Theme Foundry gave me with Vigilance; even on the most detailed things. I’ve bought several other themes since.
I take photographs. I was seeking an easy-to-use online solution that would let me display these photographs simply and beautifully – and without using Flash. I wanted a relatively stripped-down look that would emphasis the photographs, not the site itself.
I road-tested a number of possibles but The Theme Foundry’s Photography template stood out: clean, precise, and customisable. As important, response from support was almost immediate when I emailed with a couple of questions. I’d recommend their designs to anyone seeking site templates and a friendly and helpful bunch of people.
Ewing Creative is a graphic and advertising design firm. We know that design is pivotal, that it turns heads and that it can persuade or dissuade. Applying this understanding with talent is how we help our clients succeed.
To date we’ve used 3 of your beautifully designed themes and could not be happier with The Theme Foundry’s timely, friendly tech support. Serious consideration is made to the end-user when building functionality into your themes. We chose to use the Photography theme when redesigning our own website — This gives us a great vehicle to show our clients just how easy content management can be.
I am a freelance illustrator, editor, and designer based in Denver, Colorado. I have worked in the craft publishing industry since 2007 and I have a Master’s degree in fashion design. I provide both digital and hand-drawn illustration for technical (how-to) and editorial use, as well as editing services for books and magazines.
I bought the Shelf theme from The Theme Foundry last year to use on my business website. I have been so pleased with the both the quality of the theme and of the customer service. The Theme Foundry’s support forums are very helpful and the team has provided quick answers to questions posted there, in addition to checking in by email with me personally. Such good customer support is indispensable to a small business like mine.
Alexandra Wolfe is a writer, editor and publisher. The Wry Writer is her sandbox, a place where she can let loose her own creative imagination when not working for a living as a freelance editor, or publisher.
For me, it was all about finding the right theme to showcase my writing, and when I stumbled upon Duet by The Theme Foundry I knew I’d found what I was looking for. And I couldn’t be more delighted. Not only was I able to
download it and set it up in a matter of minutes, but I was able to access the online documentation straightaway, which was extremely helpful.
Asaf blogs about the voyage of man and ancient wisdom through the ages. He shares his travel experiences in search of kernels of wisdom, and opens doors into how the wisdom of the ancients can be applied in present times.
I began blogging in 2007 and was at the mercy of website builders and designers for three years until I stumbled upon The Theme Foundry. Thanks to their hand-crafted templates and reliable customer support, I finally managed to create my own websites, saving considerable time and money, and ending with results that exceeded my previous online experiences.
I’ve been living in Tokyo for 20 years and love living here. So I made, “Around Tokyo” to show people what is available here for tourists. Tokyo just has so much to offer tourists, so it is a great place to visit.
I haven’t experienced any other company. I saw Traction and just loved the look of it so I bought it straight away. It’s a great product and the Theme Foundry’s support is absolutely outstanding. They offer such great support to people who are complete beginners (like me).
Anketell Forest is a 2000 acres wildlife refuge and tourist accommodation venture on the northern tablelands of NSW, Australia. When we launched our tourist venture in 2009 I wanted a website that matched our accommodation – clean, creative and very well built. Vigilance Pro was perfect and we quickly gained bookings, publicity and compliments about our website.
We’ve since refurbished three times – Linen, React, and now Portfolio – and each time I’ve really appreciated the “Pro” aspect of the themes. The Theme Foundry support staff are helpful, friendly and prompt and the themes themselves are as elegant to use as they are to look at.
I am a silvologist (forest scientist) and always carry my camera with me. I realized recently that over time I had amassed a lot of images featuring trees, woodlands and treescapes. I had the inspiration to write a blog dedicated solely to tree photography.
As an experienced blogger and a user of The Theme Foundry’s React theme for my main blog Gabriel Hemery, it was a no-brainer that I looked to The Theme Foundry to create my new blog: The Tree Photographer. The Avid theme was perfect in being flexible and beautiful, with the added benefit of being backed by great customer service.
As composers who score for TV, film and venues; we needed a fresh site to deliver music and video content in a “2.0″ way.
The Shelf Theme was not only fun, but practical. Since it comes with a child theme, we could tailor it to our hearts’ content; then populate the site with audio and video players so folks could audition our music. We especially like the way our visitors can now interact with us. That kind of engagement just wasn’t possible before our WordPress re-design.
MSglol.net is my corner of the internet. It is a place where I can share things that happen in my everyday life. I’m not a professional photographer but I love to take pictures and share them with friends and family. A friend told me about Anthem from The Theme Foundry and I instantly fell in love with it.
The Theme Foundry made the whole purchasing process easy and the support service is excellent. The safety in knowing I can always get help from their forum is worth the price of the theme alone.
Vintage Metal was started as a way to escape from the boredom of my 9-5 job and pursue the things that I really enjoy. I’ve always been a huge car fan and recently started restoring old Motorcycles and found that the site was a great way to share my passion. In a effort to make it into something more we recently opened an online store to start selling car and bike parts and I’m hoping it will become much more in the future.
The Watson theme has been perfect for me. It’s easy to use, simple to upload images and select what I want to feature. I love the way it looks and I get heaps of positive feedback from people about how great it all looks.
I am a professional photographer in Inverness, Scotland. I shoot commercial images and travel photography and needed a site that would showcase both of these areas of my business effectively.
With my travel photography I need to show travel articles and with my commercial work I need galleries of images. The portfolio page template gives me the flexibility and functionality to be able to do both of these things. Plus, Portfolio is a unique, clean, responsive theme which is very easy to customize and maintain. Add fantastic customer service and support to that and you can see why I love The Theme Foundry !
Truthfall is a site dedicated to going beyond the confines of sanitized mainstream news reporting by exploring secret and hidden knowledge, the extraterrestrial presence and other esoteric subjects. We wanted a look that was clean and elegant with an emphasis on typography and the beauty of the written word. After an exhaustive search of many template sites and a process of short-listing, we quickly settled on Duet.
The combination of clean simple elegance and a focus on the written word was exactly what we had been looking for. The template itself is extremely responsive and lightweight. On top of all that, the friendly and swift support we have received from the team at The Theme Foundry has been outstanding.
Happy Life Maldives Guesthouse is a small boutique guesthouse on the local island Dhiffushi in the Northern Male Atoll. We built the whole guesthouse from the ground with our own hands. We are striving to make our little place in paradise as beautiful as the Maldives are, so design, interior and looks are a big one for us. That’s where The Theme Foundry and Portfolio came into the picture.
Knowing that our website would be our predominant sales-channel, we had been looking for a long time for a beautiful but simple and reduced design that would cater for mobile & tablet but at the same time is simple to use and would do our aesthetic ideas justice – voilà! We are super-happy about Portfolio, the support is amazing and fast and we get a lot of very positive feedback on our site. In fact, we believe that we receive more bookings because the site turned out to be so beautiful!
I’m a writer and photographer based in Toronto, Canada. For the past 17 years, my work has appeared in national and international publications, covering everything from literacy in Gambia, West Africa, to wilderness adventure racing in northern Ontario. As a freelancer, I tend to be self-reliant, which means I need a website that I can regularly update on my own, without having to hire someone to make changes.
I stumbled on The Theme Foundry when I was re-imagining my photography-based website CloudGazer. The React theme really highlighted the visual aspect of my work. I wanted the Vicarious Traveller site to be more text driven but with a sharp looking and intuitive interface, which The Theme Foundry delivered on with Watson. And, because of its dynamic flexibility, I was able to launch my new blog, Daddy-on-the-Move, right from the site, with just a few mouse clicks.
I am a jewellery designer and maker in the South West of England, where I get inspiration from the environment and folklore to create original items from silver and sea glass. I wanted to create a website where I could showcase my work, link to my shop and write a blog which could be kept separate from the main content.
Originally I set my website up using the Paperpunch theme; it was very easy to control and maintain, even with only basic IT knowledge. However after a year or so I realised that it was becoming too untidy and cluttered, and I needed something with a cleaner, simpler look, as well as excellent quality photo options. I discovered the Portfolio theme, and with a little assistance from my husband (who has his own website using The Theme Foundry products) I made the transition. Learning the new system was relatively straightforward, and the tutorial from The Theme Foundry made it a painless experience. I love the new look of my site, and how easy it to keep it up to date.
I started BBQ Insanity last summer as a blog on all things barbecue related. Never having used WordPress, I jumped right in, but soon found that there’s such a thing as too much choice! I quickly got bogged down trying lots of sub-optimal themes that never quite got me the cohesive look and feel I wanted for the site. It had no identity, it was a mess.
As soon as I saw the Traction theme I knew it was the one for me. I was able to totally redesign my website in the space of a weekend and relaunch what I think is now a much cleaner and polished website. Now I can focus my time and energy on writing quality content and not on site design. I’ve found the forums to be very helpful, empowering me to make any tweaks I’ve needed along the way. I consider themes from The Theme Foundry as money well spent!
I have grown up and lived in so many different places that it’s difficult for me to say where I am from in a simple phrase. I have come to a realization that home is where your heart and dreams are even if it is just an idea in your head. With this in mind, I have started my blog to explore
the theme of home through photographs and text. An interview section is coming up, too!
Aesthetics are very important to me and as I like a clean look, I was searching for a theme that would be simple and elegant and yet allow for a lush visual experience. I opted to go with Anthem and have been happy that I did. It is ready-to-use and easy to handle even if you are a beginner in
the world of blogging.
I am a photographer who gives himself the chance to dream. While creativity stems from everything but being perfect most of the time, I still seek perfection – that of which I’ve found in Avid. Being a photographer, you want to have the best platform to showcase your work, and be proud to do so. It is akin to opening the door to your house, welcoming guests whom you have never seen or heard of, and wanting them to leave feeling impressed at how nicely thought out your interiors are.
As much as the theme was built for photographers who can’t wait to share their work, it still has the option for you to customize it and the CSS is really very easy to understand. Wait, you have a problem? No worries. The team over at The Theme Foundry is always available to help, and I can attest to that. As artists, we all want to be doing what we set out to do when we set up the website. And for me, that was to photograph and share my stories. That was why I researched, hunted, and found myself looking no further than The Theme Foundry. It is fantastic. Now I can just focus on my photography.
I had been planning to rebuild my website for my production studio and had used themes from The Theme Foundry in the past. I wanted to convey a very simple and clean look, focused on great typography and highlighting my areas of expertise such as photography, writing and video production. A key element of the redesign was going to be a blog where I could post updates on topics such as technology, opinions and creative career advice.
Watson was the absolute perfect choice for my website, and the theme fires on all cylinders to achieve exactly what I set out to create. Its customization options allows me to highlight certain posts as well as lead visitors to other topics through excellent responsive navigation. This theme looks beautiful on mobile! Just as responsive, the staff at The Theme Foundry has helped me quickly on many occasions. The detailed documentation, including the excellent full video tutorial, is first rate.
As a writer, educator, and field naturalist here in Vermont, I’ve found Portfolio to be an adaptive and creative venue for my life online. Its clean look and minimalist options allow me to feature my work and services without some of the web’s visual distractions. It handles my text, images, and design modifications with care and grace.
I’ve been a Theme Foundry fan since I used Titan for my first blog several years ago. Portfolio has allowed me to merge that blog and three other web sites into this single, flexible theme. And the staff at the Theme Foundry is responsive to my own queries about site alterations. I also like Portfolio’s responsive layout for making my site look great on big screens and mobile devices. The Theme Foundry and Portfolio allow me to spend more time where I’d rather be: outside in nature and less time worrying about my web presence.
I am Italian-American, raised by immigrant parents with a passion for food, family and life. My art and creative design career gave me the opportunity to travel and experience many cultures and the food, drink and people that make them so impressive. My dream has been to create a personal food blog and I instantly liked Watson for my blog; I was looking for a magazine-style, clean layout with a well chosen font and layout options allowing my food and travel stories and photos to be the feature on each post.
I found Watson very easy to set-up and the video tutorial was invaluable as I went through each section and reviewed the available options. The Theme Foundry’s support team was very responsive and easy to work with during the initial development stages and even checked in with me to be sure all was going well! Thank you for all the help and for developing a theme that has helped my food blog come to life.
As a webmaster / editor, getting the right tools for the right job is a priority. The Theme Foundry came highly recommended and does not disappoint. My theme, Vigilance, is one of the best investments thus far in getting my site up and running and allowing my writers to do what they do best – write!
Support is excellent; professional yet friendly and courteous, and right there when I need. No issue goes unresolved. Two thumbs up for Vigilance and Theme Foundry. Thanks guys!
I am a Brazilian lawyer who is criminally more attracted by the art than by the law (guilty!). And when I say art, I mean every written, tasted, felt or seen form of expression (this includes the dressing art). To satisfy the fashion journalist and the fashion historian who dwell in me, I became a fashion blogger.
I’ve found in Duet everything I was needing. The two column format satisfies my obsession with a newspaper layout and the offered options also allow me to mix perfectly with a vintage design. I highly recommend Duet to writers, journalists and all aesthetic lovers.
I am a French amateur photographer, mostly working in Black & White. When looking for a theme to display my photographs online, I wanted something uncluttered just like my images. The Theme Foundry’s Portfolio template has been by far the best theme I have found to meet my criteria. Portfolio has been perfect in being flexible and responsive to fit the growing use of mobile devices.
Being not a computer “geek”, I realize when customizing my theme that The Theme Foundry, besides offering stunning themes, also provide an incredible technical support. The Team has been incredibly friendly, helpful and responsive and no issue goes unresolved. You Guys are awesome!
I used to be an IT geek, but now I play guitar and study music. I write stories and ruminate about making a musical journey as my vocational finale in life. While I don’t ignore my musical destination, it’s the adventure of making a musical journey that is the ultimate source of my contentment and inspiration in life.
With seven themes in my collection, I’m always impressed by the code quality, flexibility and aesthetics originating from The Theme Foundry. Comfortable with getting my hands into PHP, the times I needed assistance it has always been provided in a friendly and timely manner from TTF staff members. Watson is a top-notch theme for the content I wish to create and present. Cheers!
I wanted a site to write about woodworking and show off some of the things I make. After going through a few free themes I decided I wanted something better suited for showcasing my work. I really like the crisp look of The Theme Foundry products and selected Portfolio. A big part of my decision was how Portfolio looked on a smartphone; much better than the previous themes I had used.
The tutorial video made setting up Portfolio easy. I try to utilize all of Portfolio’s features to make my site stand out. This includes the additional graphic elements available when writing a post as well as the post format options. I also like the format available for portfolio items – very professional looking.
I’m a graphic designer and a photographer, and I love to write. I just recently moved my blog over from WordPress.org to WordPress.com, mostly because I didn’t want to have to deal with the issues of self hosting.
I was so very pleased to see that The Theme Foundry had such excellent themes even for WordPress.com – especially “Duet”, which I fell in love with right away. Following the instructions provided, I’ve been able to easily adapt it to my needs. A blog is such a wonderful medium for writing, and Duet is one of the most beautiful, best suited themes for such a blog I have ever seen (and I’ve seen a lot, believe me.)
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