Here on my blog, I use the Standard Theme, a premium WordPress theme that rocks. Back in October I had the privilege of having a burger with John Saddington, of Tentblogger.com before I rebooted my blog, and before my wife and I made the decision to pursue adoption. Both of which he was a huge inspiration. John, along with the 8Bit team are genuine and they all have a servants heart, and love to help people. They just absolutely rock.
Ok back to Standard. They just announced a special 20% discount on all Standard Theme products, starting now and lasting until Wednesday the 15th.
The theme looks great out of the box, and makes it easy to get started with advertising and social media. As I shared in my January Month in Review, moving from a frustrating b2Evolution software to the awesome wordpress.org, then adding Standard Theme on top of it just rocks, this theme seriously just works. Standard comes with the popular “Follower Counter” feature, which integrates your RSS and Twitter followers. It uses SEO best practices and chances are you’ll notice an increase in search traffic almost immediately.
The Support License , which usually costs a one-time fee of $99, is on sale for about $79 and comes with technical support for life! In addition to that you get access to a growing community of developers and designers, as well as new styles (called customizations) every month. Even better, once you purchase the Support License, all future version upgrades to Standard Theme are included!
Purchase once, upgrade forever.
It really is a great deal.
Mashable called Standard one of the 8 best premium themes available for WordPress in 2010. Any blogger who wants to increase their traffic, begin selling advertisements, or improve the speed of their blog should seriously consider making the jump to Standard. I’m glad I did!