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Black Friday sale, Google Checkout promotion, Awesome upcoming feature preview, and a contest!

November 24, 2010

UPDATE: Congrats to Lisa L for winning the first theme!
UPDATE2: The second theme has been awarded to Marta von Grey! Congratulations, you two!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated, and all of PhotoPressPro’s wonderful users. You’re the best!

Or, “Why you should keep your blog up to date.”

As I’m sure most photographers can relate, if you don’t carve out a time to post on the blog, you can easily fall behind. So here’s what’s going on, starting with the time-sensitive stuff first.

Thanksgiving / Black Friday sale

We LOVE Black Friday. So we’re having a sale too! Get $50 off our Works package, or $30 off the Platinum theme by entering the discount code BF in your shopping cart, starting NOW until the end of Black Friday, November 26, 2010.

Google Checkout $10 off promotion

Google invited us to participate in their Holiday “$10 off $60″ promotion, so naturally we accepted. If you pay with Google Checkout between November 23 and December 16, 2010, and your cart total is over $60, you’ll get an automatic $10 off, no coupon required!

If you’re no Math major, that means you can double-dip and use the BF code and purchase with Google Checkout to get the Platinum theme for only $59!

Upcoming feature preview: Built-In Slideshow

Here’s just a sneek peak at what we’ve been working on since Platinum2 was released. This is by far the most requested feature, and we still have some work to do, but I wanted to get some feedback before the next release in December. So, what do you think?

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Holiday Contest

We can’t resist a chance to throw a fun contest. So we’re giving away TWO (2) free Platinum themes! The first will be given away to the first person that solves the riddle below in a comment:

Three of the slides in the slideshow preview
Are not like the others, so they must be the clue!
Put together, the words that describe all three,
Form a sentence said by this character on TV.

This may require some specific pop culture savvy, but I imagine it will be solved very soon… so if you know the answer, don’t delay! (Btw, sorry for the stupid riddle. I like riddles.)

The second free theme will be chosen by a random drawing on Black Friday. To enter, you can do any of these 3 things:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post. Let us know what you think of the slideshow!
  2. Tweet about our holiday sale or contest (mention @lukeweese or #photopresspro)
  3. “Like” our Facebook page

We’ll compile all the entries around noon on Black Friday and let choose a winner! (Even if you already bought the theme, feel free to participate… you could win a new blog theme to gift to a friend!)


  • […] out a working front-end demo on the previous post of this blog. PhotoPressPro Platinum2 v3: Codename "Slippety" Released · January 23, 2011 […]

  • Neshama · Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:29 am · Link

    I bought the PhotoPressPro Platinum blog and I LOVE it!!!!!!! I can’t wait for the slideshow feature! Thanks for all your help getting my blog set up Luke! I’ll let you know when it’s looking totally presentable. You are AWESOME!

  • ShannonW. · Posted November 26, 2010 at 1:55 pm · Link

    Hey there…what time will you announce the winner of today’s theme? If I don’t win I want to get in on time for the black Friday special :). Thanks so much.


    • admin · Posted November 26, 2010 at 2:14 pm · Link

      Hi Shannon! We actually just gave it away, and are waiting on confirmation from the winner before we announce the name. Thank you so much for participating! I hope the discount works for something of a consolation prize.. ;)

  • Neshama · Posted November 26, 2010 at 2:39 am · Link

    Finally found you on Facebook…don’t know how I missed you! Maybe because my brain wants to stop working and sleep…..
    Please let me know if I’ll be able to move my Word Press blog posts over to my new Platinum theme. If so, I’m taking advantage of the awesome Black Friday sale!! Thanks!!!

    • admin · Posted November 26, 2010 at 11:14 am · Link

      Hi Neshama! Yes, your existing WordPress posts won’t be affected by changing the theme to PhotoPressPro. But if you’re using, you’ll need to get a separate webhost to run, and your posts can be imported in.
      Thanks and good luck!

  • Neshama · Posted November 26, 2010 at 2:29 am · Link

    I know I’m going to sound like an idiot, but I can’t find you on Facebook, and I don’t quite know how to tweet yet either….I’m too busy working!!! I love Word Press, and I know I will love Photo Press Pro even more (just discovered there was a difference today)! Can’t wait to make the switch….it would be amazing if it was a free one. Thanks!

  • ShannonW. · Posted November 25, 2010 at 3:18 pm · Link

    I liked you on Facebook. I would love to win a Platinum Theme!


    • ShannonW. · Posted November 25, 2010 at 3:18 pm · Link

      And I liked the slideshow too. ;)

  • Wendy @ Almota Roses · Posted November 25, 2010 at 2:34 pm · Link

    I would love to win a free theme! I am in the market for a WordPress blog, and yours is on my short list! I think the slideshow feature is great, and I’m sure I would use it a ton.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • melissa · Posted November 25, 2010 at 8:31 am · Link

    I am a horrible horrible blogger who has been working on mine for over 6 months now and still haven’t made it “live” lol I LOVE the slideshow! awesome, Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  • MartaV · Posted November 24, 2010 at 7:43 pm · Link

    This looks very interesting. I’m excited to check it out. My blog needs some work for sure.

    • Louise · Posted November 25, 2010 at 8:16 am · Link

      Looks great and with a fab offer as well!

  • Lisa L · Posted November 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm · Link

    Oops! My bad–it was actually JIM who said “Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica!” but he was poking fun at Dwight. ;)

    • admin · Posted November 24, 2010 at 4:33 pm · Link

      Nice job! I knew I couldn’t trick a real Office fan. :) Let me know if you’d like the theme sent to a different email address.

      But for the rest of you, there’s still a free theme available! Just leave a comment, tweet, or like our facebook page to enter for our drawing on Black Friday.

      • Lisa L · Posted November 24, 2010 at 4:44 pm · Link

        Thanks Luke! Woo Hoo! You can send it to the email on this reply. Thanks! :D

  • Lisa L · Posted November 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm · Link

    Not sure if you’re looking for the quote or the character–its Dwight from The Office. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica!

    • admin · Posted November 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm · Link

      So close Lisa.. might want to watch the clip again! ;)

  • Lisa L · Posted November 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm · Link

    Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica!

    • admin · Posted November 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm · Link

      Who said that, Lisa?!? (Not who is it referring to! :))

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PhotoPress Pro News (and Coupons!)

November 20, 2008

Hi everyone! First, I wanted to let you all know that I’m working on a pretty big update that should be released soon. You’ll get a lot more customization options for the menu bar, as well as the oft-requested fixed background image. Keep an eye out for that email soon, or check the new updates page.

Secondly, coupons! I’m sure many of you know several photo bloggers – or photographers that need blogs – that would appreciate your recommendation of an easy-to-use, infinitely customizable blog theme like PhotoPressPro. Why not help them save a little money too? It could only help your chances of something really nice this holiday.

Tell your friends to enter the code “Thanks” at and they’ll get 50% off their order. That’s almost $50 savings for 1 license and $125 for unlimited licenses! Offer is good until I get done shopping on Black Friday. :)

One last thing, don’t forget about our affiliate program (with generous 50% commission) if you want to get a little cash back for your recommendation. It’s all explained on our blog here.

So there’s the news, the promised coupons, and a bonus plug for the affiliate program. Until next time, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, full of food, family, friends, and hopefully not too many more f-words.

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