ThemeGarden WordPress Theme Marketplace Open to the Public
So far, ThemeGarden only has a few themes for sale and are currently accepting author applications so hopefully we’ll see some new themes for sale soon. If you’re a theme author, take note of their requirements on the previous link.
- Sellers get 100% of theme sale revenue after paying a monthly fee ($25 for up to 5 themes, $50 for unlimited).
- First three months are completely free for sellers.
- Themes must be 100% GPL licensed (including artwork and CSS).
I know you’re probably thinking about the monthly fee in order to list themes, but keep in mind this would probably be easily covered in one or two sales. If you have a popular theme, a fixed cost per month would be considerably less than percentage-based fees in other comparable marketplaces.
If you have a crappy theme, chances are it wouldn’t be accepted in the first place so hopefully sellers wouldn’t worry too much about losing money by listing themes for sale.
It’s worth noting that the site has not “officially” launched, although it appears to be completely functional at this point. I wish Jason and all the future marketplace participants the best of luck with ThemeGarden!
Update (September 28, 2010): It has been officially launched at this point.