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Theme Lab Is One Year Old Today – A Year In Review

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To those who don’t read the archives of the “Site News” category, today is exactly one year after Theme Lab was launched.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone and everything who made all of this possible, go over a little Theme Lab history, as well as let you know what is in store for the future.

This post will be very long and gushy, so if you don’t like long and gushy posts – you should probably stop reading now.


Theme Lab was launched by me, Leland, one year ago. In the span of a year, we’ve gone through 3 designs.

The first was later released for free. The second design briefly went through a 3 column phase, before the design you see now was settled on.

Thank You

These thank yous will be broken up into a few categories, since there are a lot of people to thank. This is in no particular order.

Top Commentators

Thank you to the following commentators. These loyal readers of Theme Lab have commented on numerous posts.


The following WordPress-related blogs have helped Theme Lab grow in one way or another.


Of course, how could I forget about WordPress itself? And it’s lead developers.

My apologies if I forgot anyone.

The Future

Expect to see some more great free WordPress themes, tips, tutorials, and more in the future. I’m also going to experiment with some paid content and perhaps subscription membership. Don’t worry though, you’ll still be able to get good stuff for free.

A question I get asked a lot is, “will you ever sell Theme Lab?” In short, the answer is: not any time soon. I understand that sites like Theme Lab require a certain amount of care and love for the community, although a $66,000 offer may make me think twice.

Of course, I’m only kidding.


In the comments, I’d like to hear how you originally found Theme Lab. Was it via search engine, word of mouth, Entrecard, Twitter?

Thank you for reading and sticking around Theme Lab. I appreciate your readership.

  • Andrea_R

    W00t and congrats! :D

    Hmm, I can’t remember how I found you specifically, although I should probably mention I’m also the Andrea behind & (I forget to look and see which URL is filled in, oops.)

    Nice job, love the progression on the look. I am quite partial to this layout too.

  • Gabriel

    Congratulations Leland, I am very excited for you and the success that ThemeLab has acheived!

  • Dave Miers

    congrats. keep the sweet themes coming!

  • Tony

    Congratulations. I am one of the bloggers that have benefited from the resources being offered by this blog. Keep up the good works. Cheers.


    Congratulations! Keep it up! :)

  • IndieLab

    Congratulations Leland!

    I first found ThemeLab through EntreCard and have been a loyal reader ever since. I read many WordPress related sites on a regular basis, but I can say truthfully, that ThemeLab is my favorite. You do an exceptional job on posting excellent and easy to follow tutorials and of course, your themes are some of the highest quality available.

    Keep up the great work and good Karma!

    p.s. …and thanks for mention, I’m flattered;)

  • Kyle Eslick

    Hi Leland,

    Congratulations! I wasn’t aware your website was older than mine. That is my loss though, as I wish I’d found you sooner as it is!

    I actually think I discovered Theme Lab due to an inbound link to Hack WordPress. I try to keep an eye on who is talking about us, as well as what is being said, so I stumbled over to your site, subscribed, and have been hooked since!

    Keep up the good work and we’ll keep reading.

  • Jeffro2pt0

    Congrats man, hope to see you around for another year and perhaps 2 more after that!

  • tsquez

    Congrats amigo!! Love the site, the themes, the tutorials. Really awesome! Keep up the good work!

  • ThemeLib

    Congratulations, Lelan

    You site is great ;)

  • Pangeran


    I’m looking forward for more from Theme Lab…


  • Calítoe.:.

    Congratulations! This site is a great resource. I love your themes, and I encourage you to make them “translatable” as you were mentioning in a recent post. :) Thanks for everything.

  • Azrael

    Happy birthday to your blog? Ha ha

  • Leland

    Thanks for the very nice comments. They’re greatly appreciated.

  • PJ

    Happy Anniversary, Leland! I found your blog via Entrecard, and though I’m not using Entrecard anymore I still visit Theme Lab on a regular basis. Keep up the good work.

  • must!

    yeah, It was a long journey. All stuffs here a cool, thanks. Hoping that this site will grow up and give us more knowledge. :D
    Once more, thanks Leland.

  • Anto

    Thanks for the mention Leland. Really means alot. I didnt have time to get on the pc that much, but thanks man :)

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  • V

    Keep up the Good Work.