Theme review: Graph Paper Press

Graph Paper Press - Portfolio WordPress themes for creatives

Portfolio WordPress themes for creatives

Graph Paper Press, (GPP) was founded by Thad Allender in 2004 in New York, USA.

GGP offers a series of themes for creatives; artists, photographers and designers looking for a WordPress theme that will showcase their content in an aestethic way.

GPP design and market some really nice looking and very functional WordPress themes that without question puts the creative work first.

Graph Paper Press also offers a range of both free and commercial plugins, all developed to help creatives better market their art and products of art.

Lately GPP has expanded their business to include more commercially oriented themes for businesses and just recently started a regular refferal programme which they call their Rewards Program.

Price plans

Theme review - Graph Paper Press.

GPP themes have recently established as new pricing structure

GPP offer a range of different subscription plans for their themes.

Prices span from a limited access plan at $8.25 a month to a full access $399 yearly plan.

GPP also offer a range of free high-quality WordPress themes as well.

Minimalist webdesign

Paper Press offers beautiful themes designed and meant for photographers, videographers, artists and other creatives who want to showcase their work.

Their designs bring the creative’s content in focus, with large header images, full-screen sliders and video.

Graph Paper Press themes are minimalistic in design, but very useful for bringing creative work to market with some interesting features for displaying your work in portfolio style contexts.

GPP’s plugins will help bringing even further attention to creative work by offering plugins for image quality enhancement, image presentation and even for selling your work through your own website in a secure and effective way.

The plugin Sell Media is a free plugin that allows you to sell digital products like photos, video, audio, PDFs or any other type of file securely from your site.

It’s an ideal plugin for photographers, videographers, musicians and artists who might want to set up a stock photography site or sell graphic art prints.

You can read much more about all this on GPP’s website.

GPP background

Graph Paper Press began as a side-project in 2004 for New York-based photographer, designer and developer Thad Allender.

The company focuses on producing niche themes for visual artists, photographers, video and new media producers.

In a 2011 interview with Mixergy Allender said he started out building sites for friends, colleagues and some organisations and that his business grew from there.

“I got tired of responding to e-mails: how did you build your website? So, I just decided to launch, develop a theme and make it available on my own site,” Allender said.

After putting out his first theme for free and getting a positive response, he continued full-time work as a photographer while growing his business in his spare time.