Well it’s been quite a long journey between initial idea and final release of my WordPress Themes Shop.
Its been roughly 2 years since I started working slowly on this idea of having my own WordPress Themes Shop. First year was kind of slow, but since July 2014, I aggressively starting making it a reality.
And oh boy, you can’t imagine how Happy I am today. Yay, it’s finally live!
I don’t have to tell you that its been pretty rough and hard during last couple of years for me, being a freelancer trying to keep my dream alive and also making money to pay the bills on time etc.
Some of you might be asking why I started “Yet another WordPress Themes Shop”?
Well I can’t explain you exactly why, because there were several factors at work.
Like I think initially it was to serve my own needs, as I wanted to have my own “Starter Theme”, which could serve me for a longer period of time. Which could allow me to build projects rapidly, and allow me to be more productive.
Which after an year or so, turned into an idea, why not take it one step further, and release it to the public. Which initially I wanted to release for free. But after working on it for more than a year, I realized I won’t be able to do that. As it requires too much of my time and effort, and being a freelance WordPress Developer, I would not be able to provide support for my Free WordPress Themes.
So after spending large amount of effort and time, I decided to release it as a commercial theme. But that doesn’t mean, I gave up on my initial idea.
As I still want to provide Free WordPress Themes, which will be in form on Child Themes, as you will be able to use all of my child themes for free, I will be creating their specific repositories on GitHub.com but if you want to have support for child themes, you will have to purchase a copy on my shop, so I can afford to provide support for free child themes.
My initial goal with my WordPress Themes is build a quality Parent Theme(s), which provides a solid foundation for building child theme rapidly, not only rapidly but are flexible enough that customizing them becomes a peace of cake. Which I succeeded to do so with my initial “WordPress Theme” named “Hybopress Basic”.
“Hybopress Basic” is a blogging theme, which not only allows you to use it as single author blog, but you can also use it for multiple author blogs as well.
My future plan is to build themes for “WooCommerce”, “Events Calendar”, “Portfolio”, “Photography”, “Restaurant”, “Real Estate Listing” and so on.
So wish me good luck for my future plans.