Compared to other veteran online WP theme providers, Neatothemes is quite a new player in the industry, having opened just March 2010! Of course, this is not to downplay the company’s potential as they offer some of the neatest and cleanest WP themes available in the market today. Neatothemes has a diverse team of designers and developers coming from all over the world although their main headquarters is in Orlando, Florida.
They also have very affordable and competitive prices to boast of.
Their company name is largely based on how their themes generally look like (Neat + O = Neato) which also embodies their team, idea, technology and work ethics.
What’s great about a fresh company is their drive and passion for what they do as evident in their WP theme updates. Being new to the business allows them to be able to easily customize their WP themes to fit the newest and latest technologies available, much like the “work in progress” ethics we’ve seen with Graphpaperpress. The company is currently working on several added features for their WP themes like adding a Favicon option, expanding their tracking capabilities, integrating their contact form page and many others.
Each of their themes is particularly designed for specific features and functions. The function of their Office theme revolves on JQuery effects like a featured functional slider, testimonial and latest tweet, among others. It is what they consider to be a “plug and go” kind of theme. This theme also contains all of their basic WP theme functions such as Google Analytics capability, implemented Home Page Widgets and easy testimonial management.
So far, the crowd favorite among their 5 different themes is the Food theme, mainly because of the type of customers that the company gets which are basically food sites, though the company proudly claims that this theme’s function is not only limited to just the food niche. One of their latest more functional themes is the iPhone theme, which features a fancy menu, slider showcase, iPhone apps punch line, logo uploader and the likes.
Their Sunburst theme offers the most complete function amongst all of their different themes. It has a content gallery function which is widget-ready, it is ad management capable, it has Twitter and Facebook implementation functions, and a post feature function on top of a truly unique and exceptional design. Last but definitely not the least is their Jasper theme which has a fully widgetized function. It also features other useful functions such as a toggle on or off “About Me” switch, a WP125 plugin wherein you can easily manage your 125 pixel ads.
Each of the company’s different WP themes is specifically designed to match a definitive look that will surely meet your theme graphic needs. The company specializes in making all of their theme graphics as clean and fresh as possible. What’s even great is that Neatothemes offers custom theme graphics that is absolutely unique to you alone! Their theme graphics are designed to fit the CMS, Blog, Portfolio and Business categories. Their free theme graphic account is the Jasper theme.
Theme Pricing– base on July 2010 data
Neatothemes has a very unique pricing scheme compared to most other WP theme providers like Elegantthemes, where you can purchase a single club membership for both users and developers with which you gain access to all of their different themes. But then, again, Elegantthemes has 41 different theme designs to boast of and it will relatively be very expensive to singly purchase each one, as compared to Neatothemes where they only have four (technically five, but one of them is for their free account holders – the Jasper theme).
The iPhone and SunBurst themes come at a single license price of $49 each, while the Office theme comes at a single license price of $45, with a developer license fee of $89. The Food theme, on the other hand, comes only at a single license price of $39, with a developer license fee of $69.
Neatothemes also has an excellent theme support network that is accessible online through their support forum board. They have a Read Me board where they post their most recent updates, a Theme Support Board where they post discussions relevant to the topic, and a theme suggestion board where they get suggestions from customers for their next monthly theme.
Single License: this license allows you to use theme on a single website.
Developer License: this license allows you to use theme on multiple websites.