Month: September, 2008

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The Story of PhotoPressPro

September 8, 2008

Hi! Luke here, developer of the PhotoPressPro WordPress theme. I thought we’d start the blog with an insider’s look at the history, the present state, and the future plans for PhotoPressPro. Wow… isn’t the pretentiousness disgusting? I actually tried to write the first blog post without my usual cynical, sarcastic, yet upbeat tone; but as you just witnessed, that lasted exactly 2 sentences and 1 word. Word!
But let’s get to the point.

The Beginning

My wife is a truly amazing photographer and graphic artist. I, however, am a design-blind, excessively ambitious web developer. So when the inevitable happened, and I was asked to create for my wife a WordPress theme that she could design completely herself with absolutely no help or creative input from me, at all, thanks-but-no-thanks – I was ecstatic. I loved the idea of developing a great-looking theme that leaves all of the design details to the actual blogger. A few brainstorming sessions and 3 stomped toes later (women’s Skechers are HEAVY), we felt we had worked out the perfect combination of features for a high-end, totally customizable photo blog. So I grabbed an ice pack and got to work.

The Now

Our little PhotoPressPro was born July 2, 2008. I’ll be honest, she was a little ugly at first, but she grew out of it. Her first release was September 7, 2008; only 2 months old. ..sniff.. I’m sorry, we’re just so proud. She’s all grown up now… and with all those great features, I can’t imagine it will be too long before someone’s bought her and got her all customized. Hey… let’s detour out of Creepyville, shall we?

The theme is as complete as I want it, for now. Check out the home page or FAQ for more info. Of course, purchasers of any version of PhotoPressPro get free upgrades for life, so new features will just be gravy on that biscuit.

The Future

PhotoPressPro is, for now, just a theme. A nice theme, sure, but there’s no reason it couldn’t be enhanced with exclusive plugins, page templates to integrate other plugins, or other cool features to add to the experience. In fact, I plan to use this blog to keep an open line of communication with clients and readers, and suggestions are greatly encouraged to improve either the theme or this site. We won’t log your IP or track you down or anything, even if your comment says something about my hair.

PhotoPressPro is available for purchase now, and for a limited time, we are offering an affiliate program with a huge 50% share (25% after December 31). So, buy something! Or sell something! We both win!

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    PhotoPressPro is a WordPress theme built with photographers in mind, who have a specific vision for their blog. PhotoPressPro's exclusive Control Panel is so functional and flexible, you can easily build your own minimalist one-a-day photoblog, fun family preview blog, wedding showcase blog, or any type of blog you can dream up. Get more information on each package below.
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