Graphpaperpress is an online WordPress themes provider that specializes in minimalistic modular designs that will surely boost your website traffic. The company began as a side project of its founder, Thad Allender, of Washington DC, in 2004. The founder is a photographer and a multimedia producer who understands the need for online visual media in the 21st century. He first began web designing for individuals, non-profit organizations, and small businesses. Thanks to him and his team, website owners can now enjoy the benefits of a content-rich design on their blogs, and readers can now easily view a site’s contents via multiple entry points through their passionate support and ingenious innovations.
Allender’s team includes Rick Alday, the company’s product manager and a front-end web developer who is based in Texas and who is also a great fan of minimalism and photography. Chandra Maharzan, the company’s senior web developer who is skillful in web designing and CSS, and is from Kathmandu, Nepal. Philip Arthur Moore, another great web developer who is originally from Houston, Texas but is now mostly in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The company boasts of a diverse global web team who are experts in the fields of photography, web design and development.
Graphpaperpress not only offers you an aesthetically pleasing website – they also give you great functionality in terms of blog organization and viewing, homepage applications, logo uploads, video streaming, color customization, auto thumb marking, and slide shows.
The most common problem people encounter with WordPress theme providers like Templatic is that they can only display a few dozen or hundreds of pictures, so that website owners would still have to provide their viewers links to something like Zenfolio for them to access thousands of stored photos. You don’t have to do this with Graphpaperpress as they have partnered with PhotoShelter to provide customers with new tools for them to be able to easily integrate photographs on their WP sites, and the application is very easy to use too for both owners and web viewers!
Graphpaperpress has just developed their own theme framework called Base. Base will be the main focus for their business as all of their future themes will be released as child themes built on the Base framework.
The company practices minimalism in all of their theme graphics and is, therefore, not as sophisticated as the themes developed by other providers like Elegantthemes. But then again, this is the company’s style which suits a lot of websites, especially photo blogs. Plus Graphpaperpress provides many great plugins that will greatly complement your theme graphic.
Themes developed by Graphpaperpress
This company has to packages one which is a yearly subscription and the other a lifetime membership. Based on your needs you can decide to get the cheaper one for $125 which includes 46 themes and 14 plugins or if you don’t want to pay yearly you can go the lifetime route for $299 which is a great deal for that amount of themes. Both packages provide updates and documentation which makes it easy to get everything up and running.
These pricing options are quite modest with the flexibility and tailor support that Graphpaperpress provides to customers compared to other WP providers at higher or equal rates like Pixelpost, which gives very limited portfolio options for your photo blog.
As mentioned earlier, Graphpaperpress provides the best customer support forum as the company works on a “constant improvement model” of business. Constant improvement is a company telling its customers that “we are here to support you and always improve our ways as we go along to give you the best theme services ever”.
In fact, the company has a Theme Changelogs on their website which is open to the public so they can see every single update and change made by the company to their themes. They communicate improvements, solutions to problems, and their development process as the company is committed to giving their customers nothing but the best services they can get. Changelogs are updated every three hours! (Isn’t that simply amazing?)
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