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Jul 10, 2013

Schedule Content With Automatic Post Scheduler

Posting regular content is essential when you’re trying to build a successful blog or website. Regular content is great for Google (and other search engines) as it creates more pages to index and more topics to list you under. Regular content is great for your users as it encourages them to return more frequently. However… Read More ›

Jul 03, 2013

Recommended WordPress Plugins – Ban Spam With Akismet

The Akismet plugin for WordPress solves a problem every blog must prepare for. We’ve all been there. You’ve finished your article and it’s ready to post. You think your content is fresh and new, and you’re ready to get the conversation started with your readers. You post, ready to watch the comments roll in. But… Read More ›

Jun 26, 2013

Why Building A Newsletter List Is So Important

In order to build a successful online presence, it is vital to be able to connect with people who are interested in what you have to offer. It is always going to be a welcome sign to see that your blog is receiving increasing amounts of traffic, but for this to really matter it needs… Read More ›

Jun 12, 2013

Why You Must Start A Newsletter For A Successful Website

Let us imagine a website selling a new type of sportswear to a specific target audience. The webmaster has made the site easy to navigate, has incorporated the use of multiple social media platforms and has used advertising to help increase exposure. Nonetheless, traffic to the site remains consistent. People visit, browse a bit, and… Read More ›

May 29, 2013

5 Popular Newsletter Services To Kickstart Your Newsletter Updates

There are a lot of things internet marketing experts disagree on. The power of email marketing is not one of them. You already know how effective email marketing can be, which is why you want to start your own newsletter updates. But there is a problem: there are hundreds of newsletter services out there, each… Read More ›

May 22, 2013

11 Things Your Boss Expects You To Know About WordPress

WordPress blogs have become an important tool for promoting businesses. There can be a bit of work involved in maintaining this online presence, and your boss may expect you to get involved – this person may even decide to hand over full responsibility of the blog to you. This new addition to your job description… Read More ›

May 15, 2013

Website Content Strategy – Write A Blog Plan And Stick To It

A few years ago, it would have been possible for somebody with no knowledge of marketing or business to launch a blog and end up making a decent amount of money. Others were quick to realise this and so things have become much more competitive now, and it is unlikely that a new blogger is… Read More ›

Apr 24, 2013

Why Your Blogging Never Works Out The Way You Plan

If you are a blogger and your blog is not giving you the best outcome as you would like it to, you are probably making some basic blogging mistakes that you should avoid. In this article I’ve covered some of the most common, fixing these errors will help you to rise to the top! 1…. Read More ›

Apr 17, 2013

Limit Login Attempts

It’s easy to see why WordPress has become the content management system (CMS) of choice for so many personal and business websites. But this popularity has also made it an appealing target for hackers. The default WordPress installation permits unlimited login attempts on a website’s administrative page, making the platform particularly susceptible to malicious brute-force… Read More ›

Apr 10, 2013

5 Ways WordPress Can Make You Rich

Writing is a passion for many. In this day and age of the Internet, blogging has become the simplest way to express yourself. We all know that right? WordPress – and other blogging platforms – offer a really low barrier to sharing your thoughts with the world. But they also do more than this. They… Read More ›

Apr 03, 2013

7 Blog Topics To Avoid

One of the secrets to success when it comes to blogging, is to keep your blog updated by regularly adding content, that will not only interest your readers, but also get them to join in and create a discussion around each post. However, if you pick the wrong topic for your blog post, any discussion… Read More ›

Mar 27, 2013

11 Facts About Blogging That Will Keep You Up At Night

What started as a medium of self-expression way back in the 90’s is now an incredibly important part of the internet – especially for companies that want to engage with their users. However, with millions of blogs out there, it’s difficult to keep pace with the competition and the dynamic aspects of blogging. Moreover, blogging… Read More ›

Mar 20, 2013

Mastering The Psychology Of Colour Theory In Web Design

As an aspiring or established blog writer, you will probably be thinking of how you can attract more readers to your blog. Of course, there are many ways to build a loyal audience, but one aspect which is often overlooked is the use of colour. Unless you know about the psychology of colour theory, you… Read More ›

Mar 13, 2013

12 WordPress Plugins To Connect Your Site To Social Networks

The best way to promote both your content and your social networks is by using social media plugins such as Google +1, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more. Not only does this allow your visitors to share their opinion, it also helps drive more traffic to websites powered by WordPress. I have compiled a list of… Read More ›

Mar 06, 2013

Optimise Your Website For Smartphones With These Top WordPress Plugins

Around the world, more than 400 million people every month use WordPress to stay informed on topics of their interest or to follow their favourite bloggers. This online platform is growing at an astonishing rate, as every day more than 100,000 new WordPress sites are created. Perhaps you too have realised the immense potential involved… Read More ›

Feb 27, 2013

Enhance Your Blog Posts With Free Photos

Adding some high quality photographs can make a world of difference to your blog posts. It’s always a good idea to add some relevant images to your blog posts since research shows they are the first thing that people notice about a webpage and, as such, can make a big difference to how long people… Read More ›

Feb 20, 2013

10 Website Design Sins

To get visitors to your website takes both time and money. Studies have shown that most visitors will take about 5 seconds to decide whether they will stick with your site, or leave. In order to give the best possible impression, you need to create the best possible website for your target market. To do… Read More ›

Feb 13, 2013

How To Find, Select, And Purchase The Perfect Domain Name

So, you’re looking to get started with a new website – maybe your first website – and need to know all about getting a domain name? Well last week I covered some tips for selecting a domain – but what do you need to do next? Step 1 – Research Now, this is the only… Read More ›

Feb 06, 2013

9 Hot Tips For Choosing The Perfect Domain Name For Your Site

Enthusiastic about my first website launch, I spend a lot of time thinking about the content, the design and the marketing tools to use in the future. Overwhelmed by the process, I didn’t think to create a domain name. Or rather, I did think about it, but it was really hard to decide – and… Read More ›

Jan 30, 2013

10 Tips To Promote Your Website On Pinterest

Pinterest might seem like just another social media craze, but with $120 million funding behind them and the buzz still as high as ever, it looks set to stick around for a good few years yet. Falling just behind Facebook and Twitter in the ranks and with 40 million global users and counting, Pinterest has… Read More ›

About Us

Pro Theme Design began in 2007 as a collaboration between two web designers...

Darren Hoyt
Darren Hoyt

Charlottesville, VA, USA

Established in the WordPress community for projects like Mimbo and Agregado, Darren also has 14 years experience designing websites for businesses and startups. His role at Pro Theme is taking what Ben builds and making it beautiful and simple to use.

Ben Gillbanks
Ben Gillbanks

Exeter, England, UK

Ben is a WordPress ninja, best known for creating Regulus. More recently he took over the development of the image-resize script TimThumb. He spends his time at Pro Theme Design turning Darren's ideas into reality.

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