StudioPress Acquires ModThemes

StudioPress is happy to announce the completed acquisition of ModThemes is a WordPress commercial theme and plugin development company. The company, like StudioPress, provides its premium themes to business and consumer customers who manage their websites or blogs on WordPress, the most popular semantic personal publishing platform software in use today.

The acquisition broadens our line of commercial WordPress themes and expands our member-base to over 30,000. ModThemes’ very popular Total Social Widget will also be improved and re-released via the plugin repository.

Welcoming New StudioPress Team Members

Also, ModThemes’ remaining management team, will become part of our team, and brings with it substantial experience, with Bryan Hauer becoming our Affiliate Program Manager and Roderick Sauskojus joining our Featured Designers group.

This is exciting for our members and us. After watching StudioPress’s rapid growth over the last few years and the enormous success of their Genesis Framework, we realized competing in the marketplace was going to be quite a challenge and joining a leader in the business was the way to go. – Bryan Hauer, ModThemes

StudioPress CEO, Brian Gardner stated, “We are excited about this and have a high regard for the ModThemes team, their efforts, and their skills. This addition to StudioPress will allow us to achieve our plans even quicker, as we aim to take our business to the next level.”

What Does This Mean For Current ModThemes Users?

The themes available from ModThemes will be converted to the state-of-the-art, Genesis Theme Framework and all ModThemes members will receive free upgrades to Genesis and the resulting converted child theme or can continue to use the legacy version.

ModThemes Developer pack members will also become StudioPress Pro-Plus All-Theme members, giving them access to the entire suite of current and future StudioPress themes.

ModThemes members will be moved over to the StudioPress Support Forums in the coming weeks and will have continued support along with future legacy-theme support.