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40 Plus Reasons Why I Agree with ElegantThemes Increasing its Price

I just notice that Nick Roach of the most affordable theme membership site ElegantThemes increased the price of it’s yearly paid membership to $39 regarding to the world economic crises, just kidding ;)

I wanted to give you more than 40 reason why I agree on doubling ElegentThemes’s price which is -in my opinion- still affordable, makes a lot of sense and just fine!

Update March 2014: Reasons increased to 87, als ElegantThemes will increase its price to $69.

I have used ElegantThemes on 3 of my blogs for almost one year now, (Oh! My God, I have to renew my membership) well, why I have to worry about that? the Price will only affect new members, this means all current members will renew with the old price! and actually there is no problem because I simply still can earn from ElegantThemes membership with out killing myself on marketing it, in my opinion, ElegantThemes has created it’s own marketing strategy that works without having to suffer! It simply works a lone! And I recommend to everyone to Join it’s affiliate, and I will tell you why latter!

So, let me show you one of my blogs that has one of ElegantThemes. We are planning to make more interviews to be published on it in the near future, it was built to be a place to interview bloggers who make money online and share their success stories in a simple way that make it easy for everyone to learn form! I call it the New Media Bloggers.

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Here is my 44 reason and still counting

Look at these fine, clean and elegant WordPress theme designs for WordPress blogs, it can fit perfectly for several blogging niches, and if you are not convinced then you must check out there elegant themes, I am showing you here 44 themes that already delivered by ElegantThemes, you can get them all for only $30 plus those new themes that Nick will be delivering in the whole coming year, and by the way, you will be surprised of his support!!

Check out this amazing WordPress theme that you will get for only $39

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What about the affiliate program?!

This is a another reason to love Elegantthemes, it pays out  a very nice affiliate commission. ElegantThemes became a big name in the WordPress themes world, and it has a good reputation, great support and tons of themes that you can recommend to your clients with confident, so… basically you it will pay off it’s own price in no time.

The price change didn’t affect affiliate commission percentage of ElegantThemes, it’s still 50% of the total membership price, which is great deal, it’s even better for both sides, now it worth more to market ElegantThemes than ever.

What’s your opinion?

I would love to hear what you think about ElegantTheme, the new price, and if you are welling to renew your membership after the price change or not!

I create websites with WordPress, and I develop Thesis Skins. I am a social network lover. I am also the night creature who works hard to keep this project up. Owner and founder of the Famous Blog.

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  • pcd2k
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    May 22, 2012, 8:10 am

    The only theme in there that I like is entitled Coldstone.
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  • Mark
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    July 6, 2011, 5:22 pm

    Hesham,

    Just curious. What happens if you discontinue your membership?

    Do you have to stop using the theme? If so, does this mean that you are just renting the theme?

    Does the price include customization and tech support???

    Thanks in advance.

    Mark
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  • Shamis April 12, 2011, 9:59 am

    I bought this somewhere last year but funny thing is I’m using a custom theme for my blog :) The price is well worth it though, for that many well-designed themes. I think its more suited for web designers than a blogger with a single blog.

  • Joanne January 15, 2011, 2:04 pm

    I’m going to be signing up with Elegant today (after years of using free themes) – where can I find your affiliate link?

    • Hesham January 15, 2011, 2:29 pm

      Hi Joanne,

      This is an excellent choice, here is my ElegantThemes link!

      Much appreciated, and looking forward to see which theme you will choose, I believe they have over 50 of them now!

  • Akash December 18, 2010, 12:55 pm

    Still Elegant themes are cheapest and serving best and incredible designs.

  • Hung Hong
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    November 23, 2010, 11:05 am

    Just look deeply about ElegantTheme today.That’s good for all themes cost only $39
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  • Luqman August 16, 2010, 11:46 am

    I am not using elegant themes on any of my blog now, I go for free themes, till I am making money from my blogs.

    • Aj August 16, 2010, 6:20 pm

      This is a good idea, however, have you thought about the fact that you can make money by having an elegant theme on your blog and the affiliate link in the footer? Or are you not getting enough traffic right now?
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  • Karthikeyan August 14, 2010, 11:31 am

    I used polished Theme From Elegant Themes, its Very Good and nice to use from Them!. But now I am Moving to Thesis ! :)
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  • Aj August 11, 2010, 5:46 pm

    I am stocked…Not only did the price double but I am making the same amount of affiliate sales. So it doubled my income from this affiliate program! More proof that the membership is awesome and worth it.

    Plus, with the new developer license I am making even more commissions – WooHoo
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    • Hesham August 16, 2010, 8:53 pm

      This is great news, more power to you AJ!

  • Rommel August 6, 2010, 9:10 pm

    We can’t deny that elegant themes are very known now for their web designs. I my self admire their works. That’s why I also agree why they increase their prices.

  • marissa August 5, 2010, 4:13 pm

    I have a service where I can order a wordpres setup and select a theme from them. Then I don’t have to pay for the yearly fee and I will get good looking themes. And I outsource wordpres setup cause it’s faster to build new blogs this way
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    • Hesham August 5, 2010, 4:26 pm

      I don’t understand! are you getting it for free?!

  • Sachin August 5, 2010, 5:23 am

    Elegant themes provide wonderful support very beautiful design templates I like this post :)
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    • Hesham August 5, 2010, 4:28 pm

      Indeed, ElegantThemes has one of the most excellent support in the Wordpress design world!!

  • Dave July 30, 2010, 8:23 pm

    There’s been some related discussions and comments that have been posted on Nick’s blog directly But unfortunately, very little response from Nick! It would great if he would take just a few moments to offer some of his thoughts.

    Absolutely no problem on the price increase but rather, it’s the Sudden price increase that should discussed and commented on in more detail…

    I’m including my comments (below) from the thread to offer a full understanding on my opinion regarding the Elegant Themes membership price increase…
    http://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/theme-additions/dailynotes-now-on-tumblr#comments

    Please feel free, everybody to comment further on the Sudden price increase, Not the price increase… :)
    As a future customer and someone who has been following all of Nicks online posts, including affiliate reviews and numerous $19. advertising campaigns, I have to agree regarding all the comments on the sudden price increase…

    The Value that Nick offers throughout his Elegant Themes membership is definitely more than worth the new price but the sudden increase in my opinion needed more planning and consideration for all current and future customers.

    No doubt, Nicks work is totally “Awesome” but I truly hope that he considers a price adjustment or special offer in this particular situation. I know many future members, including myself that are interested in signing up possibly with multiple memberships for clients due to the licensing agreement. Also as affiliates…

    I look forward to Nick’s comments regarding my comments and definitely look forward to becoming a Elegant Themes member in the very near future… :)

    Much appreciated!
    Dave

    • Hesham August 5, 2010, 5:08 pm

      I agree with you that the sudden increase is not the best way to do this! but the thing is the new price affect only the new subscribers then it doesn’t really matter , it would matter more for those who are affiliating ElegantThemes as it could grow their sales or bring it down for some time!

      Actually Nick could make more sales if he pronounce that price will increase “soon” ;)

      I just want to say something Dave, if you like something.. just buy it!

      Prices change everyday!

  • dave July 30, 2010, 12:56 pm

    I actually signed up a couple days before the price increase and just noticed today that its now $39 a year. Thinking back I probably wouldn’t have joined if it wasnt $19. They are good themes, but not very many of them a practical for any real site use. They are more portfolio/style pieces showing off the designers work, not much thought goes into functionality. IMHO

    • Hesham August 5, 2010, 4:37 pm

      That’s cool, you must be lucky then :) you will not have to pay extra when you renew, you will just renew with same price!

      What else you need more than what the E-Panel gives you?

  • Latief
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    July 30, 2010, 9:27 am

    I’m using thesource theme for my blog and it’s really fit with me ;)
    Yes its worth that the price is increase because if you join eleganttheme you have the access to all themes ;)
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  • Dr. Skigh July 29, 2010, 10:00 pm

    I love Elegant Themes. This was the first theme membership I have bought and it has been absolutely worth it. They have new themes every month or so at least. They have incredible tech support. And the themes are really awesome. They will help you in your efforts to customize your Wordpress site and are very efficient.

    I agree with the price increase because you get so much! Definitely check out Elegant Themes.
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    • Hesham August 5, 2010, 4:35 pm

      Yeah! that was my first as well :) and I also will never let go!

      Thank you for stepping by and giving your opinion!

  • Melvin
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    July 29, 2010, 8:01 pm

    Well I’ve been suggesting Nick to increase his price since late last year.. I mean i have a lot of web properties running under Elegant Themes and I always feel that $19/year is just too cheap and with the fact that he releases a theme almost every month is just ridiculous.

    In terms of customizing it, I believe its completely customizable. It may not be a framework like Thesis, but its totally modifiable.
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    • Hesham August 5, 2010, 4:34 pm

      That’s true Melvin! it’s super awesome! and it’s a project that we all have to learn from it!

      And .. yes .. it’s not a framework, but any theme in this world can be customized if we know how to do it!

  • Amy July 29, 2010, 4:49 pm

    I absolutely agree with you. This is still by far the most affordable and useful package for premium wordpress themes. I use elegant themes for most of my sites and I really prefer them over other more expensive themes. They are much easier to use and easy to manipulate.
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    • Hesham August 5, 2010, 4:33 pm

      Hi Amy, glad to hear that you agree with that! I am having a great experience with ElegantThemes!

  • Laura Davis July 29, 2010, 1:57 pm

    Those themes are pretty awesome! And that’s really a fairly reasonable sign up price, especially if you join the affiliate program.

    Just a quick suggestion, Hesham. You might want to get someone to proofread your posts before you put them up.
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    • Hesham August 2, 2010, 7:50 pm

      My bad! you can say that I need to change my glasses, or maybe get some rest! I have done this post in a hurry (I know this is not good), I have fixed it a little!

      The strange thing is this post actually one of the best I ever wrote lol! I was lucky with ElegantThemes affiliate so far!

      There is a new invention called “contact form” by the way ;)

  • element321
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    July 29, 2010, 9:52 am

    Hesham, great post. Thanks for sharing this information and the images of the themes. I have checked out the site several times and these are great themes and will make a great them for most users.
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  • DiTesco
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    July 29, 2010, 8:16 am

    Agreed. ElegantThemes is a very nice alternative to any other WP themes out there specially if you are not the savvy coder, like me :). I have some blogs running on it and it is so easy to use that I always wondered how nick can “afford” having all those themes, plus support, plus affiliate cost and only charge $19.. The price increase is more than warranted and reasonable considering what you get. Also, I think that this relays a message about Nick being committed to his work and that ElegantThemes is not going anywhere.
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    • Hesham July 29, 2010, 12:16 pm

      I like to think “Get ElegantThemes” then get any other theme you like!

      It’s a good option for those who run several blogs like us!

  • Cindy
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    July 29, 2010, 7:35 am

    $39 is worth the price. I used to visit ElegantThemes quite a lot when I was looking for my very first theme for wordpress. All their themes are very much eye candy, but I settled on using a Thematic child theme instead I can design myself so it is more personal.
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    • Hesham July 29, 2010, 12:20 pm

      That’s a good point, I actually got ElegantThemes when I first started blogging, then went for Thesis Themes as a framework that allow me to customize my blog unique look and feel!

      Now, I am still using elegantthemes on my other blogs, and I don’t think I will change that!

      Thanks you for stepping by Cindy!

  • Karan Singhal July 29, 2010, 7:09 am

    I love ElegantThemes, my website uses their themes, and people shouldn’t be discouraged by the raise in price because, as you said, the themes are worth it. They aren’t the best, but they are definitely worth $39 EACH. And Nick doesn’t even charge per theme. Great post, Hesham!
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  • Jakes July 29, 2010, 6:53 am

    Hi Hesham,
    Seems like this is not my place to comment as I don’t use to buy out themes. I just revamp the themes available for free. Of-course it have lot of limitations. Well I might go for elegant themes sometime in the future.

    Jakes
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  • Ileane July 29, 2010, 5:38 am

    Hesham, this is such good timing. I’m using a free Magazine Basic theme on my new blog now and I was thinking of upgrading to the Premium version. Now, I need to take a step back and compare Elegant themes with Magazine. So far I am liking the idea of the epanel. I’m certainly not going with Thesis, especially after hearing that horrible interview with the owner versus the “good guy” our friend Matt from Wordpress. Besides the more help I can get with CSS the better. So I’m going to take a good, hard look at Elegant Themes this weekend. Thanks!
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  • Des July 29, 2010, 2:50 am

    Hi Hesham,
    still sounds like great value to me. You could easily pay $39 for a single theme elsewhwere, let alone a full years subscription!
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  • lawmacs
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    July 29, 2010, 2:10 am

    That is so true paying that price is not just for one theme it is for a year supply of themes most themes on the web or far more costly than these i believe that it is worth it
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  • Anne M
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    July 29, 2010, 1:29 am

    I really like their design and I agree – at $40 a year or so it’s still a bargain for those who either run multiple blogs or who enjoy switching templates.
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  • Tek3D July 29, 2010, 1:14 am

    Absolutely no problem. I subscribed to Elegant themes for just $19/year in the last 2 years and this is the first time they increase the price of this collection. This year they’ve added some new themes to this collection and the number of premium themes is now 44. It means that you pay less than $1 for a theme, it is still too cheap.
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  • Shiva
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    July 29, 2010, 12:56 am

    Oh I am just now coming to know that Elegant themes are changing their pricing we at 39$ they are still cheap looking into the number of quality themes they have. I also have an elegant themes subscription and am planning to use it in some new blogs that I may come up with. It was really a steal when it was cheap, all the functions, awesome design and the epanel. $39 is also not bad either
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  • Josiah July 28, 2010, 10:16 pm

    I don’t mind the increase either. I understand the difficulty in designing and coding themes, it’s a lot of work to be original and the competition is tough for WP themes. Actually, the 19.99 was a steal.
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    • Hesham July 28, 2010, 10:20 pm

      It seems that Nick will allow his current members (like you and me) to steal for ever!

      Nick Siad : “The price change does not affect current subscribers.”

      • sriganesh July 28, 2010, 11:34 pm

        i support this !!
        but iam existing member, but my account subscription is closed. will i charge $39 ??

        • Hesham July 28, 2010, 11:38 pm

          I really don’t have an answer to this, but the best way to go is to contact ElegantThemes directly, I am sure they will help you with that! Nick is a nice guy!

          • sriganesh
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            July 29, 2010, 12:02 am

            Thanks , i have send mail.
            better i can get back with old rate.
            for my new site, i have spend many on this

  • DazzlinDonna July 28, 2010, 10:04 pm

    Hesham, I’ve had a subscription with Elegant Themes for a couple of years, and it was always too cheap (not that I mind cheap, of course). But I’d be happy to pay double the price when it’s time for me to subscribe again. Very much worth it.
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    • Hesham July 28, 2010, 10:13 pm

      The really exciting news that probably no body notice (including me) in Nick’s lastest newsletter email or blog post (I don’t know exactly) but I found his comment on his blog post about “tumblr” saying exactly this:

      “The price change does not affect current subscribers.”

      So… what else I can say ;)

  • Thomas Sinfield July 28, 2010, 9:34 pm

    I have a subscription with Elegant Themes and would have to agree, at $20 they were much cheaper than any competition and I am more than happy to pay double! I am only using one of their themes at the moment, but shortly will be hopefully using a few more.

    • Hesham July 28, 2010, 9:42 pm

      Tom, with the old price I was thinking I am not paying anything to ElegantThemes, I was thinking I am getting free theme, support and upgrade all the time :)

      I think if ElegantThemes put a price of $70 or even $100 will still worth it!

      Oh! I remember now that I am using ElegantThemes on another blog of mine, this makes them 4 blogs! I have no idea how I forgot that one! maybe I need a memory fix ;)

      Thank you for your feedback buddy! I really appreciate it!

  • Julie-Inspired to Write July 28, 2010, 9:19 pm

    This is great because I just created another blog and was thinking about getting the Developer’s version of Thesis. I was actually on the fence between that and Elegant Themes… I do love Thesis, but I am not sure I want to fork over another $70 plus. So, can you use this on multiple blogs?
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    • Hesham July 28, 2010, 9:24 pm

      On all blogs you own! it’s actually a great deal! and you will be extremely happy with Elegantthemes!

      I have both Thesis Themes & ElegantThemes, both are awesome, they are different.. ElegantThemes is less coding (almost no coding), Thesis is a framework that need some work :)

      I recommend both, so I don’t know what to say, but I must say that every blogger has to own a membership with ElegantThemes no matter what!

  • Wayne Howard July 28, 2010, 8:43 pm

    Those look like some really good themes. How customizable are they? I was thinking of getting Thesis and going nuts with that, but this option is cheaper. I don’t want to have a site that looks like someone else’s though, you know someone using the same theme as me. I like that aspect about Thesis, you can customize it so much and having it look like someone else’s probably would be hard.
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    • Hesham July 28, 2010, 8:54 pm

      ElegantThemes are fully customizable from inside WordPress dashboard, it has a great panel that allow SEO, display advertising, control navigation, sliders… and much more!

      You can get a unique design of any blog if you have some coding knowledge, at least CSS styling!

      Thesis is a framework more than a blog theme! so it’s completely different thing and need more work to get it up with a unique look!

      If you are not into coding then I suggest you go for ElegantThemes! otherwise Thesis is the best choice! (just my personal opinion)

      • Wayne Howard July 28, 2010, 9:08 pm

        Yea, I was just checking them out and they seem to have some really good themes. I might have to just buy a membership!
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        • Hesham July 28, 2010, 9:17 pm

          They have a very nice support, you won’t regret!

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