I thought it would be good to go back and look at the Tesla Themes store itself as many of you may not be aware of what they offer.
I was lucky enough to chat to Eugeniu Topolschi from Tesla Themes in Vienna about the growth of the company. In just a few short years, Tesla Themes have made a real name for themselves among the WordPress community and became one of the most popular WordPress theme stores online.
I believe Tesla Themes have succeeded online for two reasons.
Firstly, they have produced a large collection of high quality WordPress themes and released them in a relatively short space of time.
Secondly, they have followed the path that Elegant Themes set out and offered all of their themes for a ridiculously low price. They currently offer fifty-nine WordPress themes for only $59 per year. That works out at only a dollar a theme.
It's easy to see why WordPress users choose Tesla Themes when you look at the cost of WordPress themes elsewhere. Most WordPress themes on ThemeForest's marketplace now sell for $59. This means that for the price of one theme on ThemeForest, Tesla Themes are offering you fifty-nine designs and more themes are being added to their membership every month.
Let's take a closer look at the store and the themes on offer.
Tesla Themes WordPress Designs
Tesla Themes have themes for blogs, online shops, portfolios, businesses, restaurants, weddings, real estate, construction, and more. There is a good variety of themes on offer.
All Tesla Themes are designed using HTML5 and CSS3 and have a responsive design so that your website will look great on any device.
Their best selling theme at the moment is Riverside Resort. The design was created for hotels, B and Bs, hostels, camping sites, and other types of accommodation.
Customers can reserve rooms with ease and you have full control over bookings, coupons, room types, and more. The Revolution Slider WordPress plugin is also included.
If you want to promote yourself online, you may want to check out Resume. It's a stylish fast-loading theme for displaying your CV to the world. You can display your skills, your portfolio, blog posts, and more.
iCook is a great looking blog design for WordPress. It is being marketed as a recipe theme and includes specific features for cooking websites such as recipe shortcodes, however the theme can easily be used for any type of blog.
You will find a lot of eCommerce designs on Tesla Themes. Hudson is one of the many WooCommerce themes that are available.
It features a large slider, good support for social media, product lists, custom shortcodes, and more.
I recommend browsing the themes section of Tesla Themes to see all the WordPress designs they have for sale to get a feel for what they can do.
Tesla Themes Pricing
Tesla Themes have four different pricing plans available to customers. All plans come with one free of hour of customisation from Tesla Themes and the HTML version of the theme(s) you purchase.
Since Tesla Themes adhere to the GPL license, you can use their themes on as many websites as you wish.
Individual themes can be purchased for $48 and come with one year of updates and support. The price was set to push customers towards their membership plans.
If you truly only need one specific WordPress theme, then you may want to consider the starter price plan. However, I am sure that for 99% of us it makes sense to pay $11 more and get access to an additional fifty-eight WordPress themes. It's a fantastic offer when you consider the vast number of quality WordPress themes that included in the membership.
Tesla Themes promise to aim for at least 1 and a half new themes per month i.e. eighteen new themes per year. In 2015 they managed to release over twenty new WordPress themes so if you are reading this article months or years after I wrote this, chances are Tesla Themes are now offering even more value for money.
If you need the original Photoshop PSD files for each theme, you should upgrade to the developer plan at $79 per year.
A lifetime license is available for those of you who hate renewal fees. It gives you access to all WordPress themes and all original Photoshop PSD files for a one off fee of $199. If you plan on renewing your Tesla Theme membership more than twice, the lifetime license will save you money.
All plans come with a 14 days money back guarantee and grant you support by email or via the Tesla Themes support forums.
Tesla Themes also have a customisation service at only $30 per hour. That is an incredibly reasonable price for services such as WordPress installation, design, marketing services, theme customisation, website migration, and more.
WordPress users are spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting a new WordPress theme store, however Tesla Themes manages to stand out in a crowded marketplace by offering high quality designs at an affordable price.
If you design websites for clients and need access to a lot of WordPress themes, then the Tesla Themes membership is a no brainer as it is cheap and GPL friendly. If you only need a design for your main website, then I recommend browsing their themes to see if there is a design you like as their yearly membership costs the same as one theme on ThemeForest anyways.