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Aug 01, 2013

Isca – New Tumblog Theme Coming Soon To

Isca is the latest theme from Pro Theme Design. It’s an elegantly designed tumblog theme – designed to make the most of WordPress custom post formats. Like Opti before it – it will initially be published on only – and later released for all to use. The reason for this is that has… Read More ›

Feb 18, 2013

Opti Released

Opti has now been on for just short of 4 months – and in that time it’s had many updates making it a nice solid theme. So – I thought it was time to release the theme on ProThemeDesign! Opti is a theme designed for bloggers who want to present a professional image to… Read More ›

Jan 16, 2013

What’s Coming Up In WordPress 3.6

Late last year I was interviewed by, and one of the things they asked was where I see WordPress heading. My thought is that the WordPress code is basically complete. It has everything you need to build any type of site, and anything it doesn’t do can be done by plugins. So – I… Read More ›

Jan 14, 2013

Mimbo Pro 4 Released – And A Change In Philosophy

So – Mimbo Pro 4 has now been released. This version brings with it a lot of changes, but before explaining the improvements I wanted to explain a change in our philosophy as well. When Darren and I first created Mimbo Pro and Pro Theme Design we wanted to build something amazing. We were one… Read More ›

Nov 19, 2012

Opti – A New Theme For

Darren and I have been working on some new goodies recently – the first to be released is Opti, a brand new theme for Currently Opti is not available here on – we wanted to see what sort of reception we would get on first and fix any major bugs. Thankfully it… Read More ›

Aug 25, 2012

The Pro Theme Design Rap

Just for fun, I got someone to make a rap for Pro Theme Design, WordPress Themes!

Jun 15, 2012

Thanks To All Pro Theme Design Customers

About 1 and a half years ago I added a donation option to Pro Theme Design. When people purchased one of our themes they had the option to give an additional $7 (roughly £3.50 in English money) to Alzheimers research. I didn’t have any idea how this would be received or if anybody would donate… Read More ›

Apr 18, 2012

Mimbo Pro On

One of the most common questions we’ve had since launching Pro Theme Design is if our themes work on Previously the answer was ‘unfortunately not’, but now we can say – ‘yes, check out Mimbo Pro‘ This is something I have wanted to do for ages – so it’s with a lot of thanks… Read More ›

Feb 17, 2012

Introducing Mimbo Pro 3.0

It’s been almost 4 years since Mimbo Pro first hit the WordPress themes market. Since then we’ve made numerous enhancements to keep up with changes to the WordPress core, while maintaining the basic look and feel, and releasing additional child themes like the popular Dispatch. In that time, web design standards have also changed. Instead… Read More ›

Aug 20, 2011

Timthumb Security

A couple of weeks ago a security flaw was found in TimThumb – the script we use to resize images in our themes. TimThumb is actually an invention of our own – something we originally developed for Mimbo Pro. As soon as the flaw was discovered I set to work fixing as many issues as… Read More ›

Jun 18, 2011

Byline – A Real Magazine Theme

Byline is a flexible WordPress magazine theme that has a couple of tricks up it’s sleeve. Ever since Mimbo Pro, all those years ago, I have wanted to create another magazine theme, but I wanted to try something a bit different. So, I decided to partner with a friend of mine, Jack, and he came… Read More ›

May 19, 2011

New Gallery And Portfolio Theme – Exhibitor

Exhibitor is the latest theme release from Pro Theme Design. The theme is a gallery or portfolio theme, designed specifically for exhibiting your work. Exhibitor is an Elemental child theme, and makes use of the latest WordPress technologies – such as custom post types – to make managing the website content as easy as possible…. Read More ›

Apr 19, 2011

Another Recent Elemental Testimonial

I checked my email this morning to find that Reinar from F1Ezine had sent me a wonderful email. I hope he doesn’t mind me posting it here: I just want to let you know that I recently “changed” theme to’s PlatformPro. I didn’t really have any reasons except the fact that it seemed to… Read More ›

Apr 14, 2011

Awesome Testimonial

Here at Pro Theme Design I like to get feedback of any kind. In fact I often encourage it, if you look around there’s all sorts of feedback systems in use. Testimonials from our awesome theme users are even better, and yesterday I received possibly the strangest testimonial so far! This testimonial comes from Dennis… Read More ›

Mar 14, 2011

Test Drive Pro Theme Design Themes

One of the things I am commonly asked, is if people can test Pro Theme Design Themes for themselves. I always used to say no, but that’s not a word I like to say too often – so I got to thinking about how I could solve this. Today I am pleased to say that… Read More ›

Feb 27, 2011

Elemental Hub, For All Your Elemental News

I find that creating Elemental, my WordPress Theme Framework, is a very organic process. I last mentioned a theme update in July last year, however I am constantly updating and tweaking the theme – in fact Elemental is probably updated at least twice a month, often more frequently. Sometimes the changes are small, simple bug… Read More ›

Feb 04, 2011

Save Money On Your Web Hosting With Cool Handle Hosting

I was recently contacted by a new web host called Cool Handle Hosting. They wanted to offer you, our customers, a discount on your web hosting. Always wanting to save people money we took them up on their offer. So available now, for all Pro Theme Design customers, is a new series of coupons to… Read More ›

Feb 02, 2011

Top WordPress Themes

I am incredibly interested in business, and as such really enjoy it when people give inside information on their products. As such I thought it would be interesting to show you what my most popular themes are. So, I setup the Top Themes Page. This page lists the top 10 themes, by sales, for the… Read More ›

Jan 16, 2011

Meteora – New Portfolio And Magazine Theme

Meteora is the latest theme from Pro Theme Design. Designed originally for Portfolio websites it was adjusted to be ideal for many types of site. Traditional blogs, and magazine sites would work equally well with the flexible nature of the homepage design. The homepage has many options that allow you to tweak it quite considerably…. Read More ›

Dec 01, 2010

Wpadvent – WordPress Offers For The Holiday Season

To celebrate the end of year holiday season we thought it would be cool to offer WordPress users some of the best offers around. So I started contacting all of our WordPress development friends and managed to get a massive collection of offers. In fact the partners page reads like a who’s who of WordPress… 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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