Black Friday and CyberMonday are typically thought of as the time to purchase holiday gifts for friends and family. But I like to use this time to buy work-related products for myself. It’s tough to afford all the various scripts, themes, and tools needed to run a website or consulting and development business, so I look for deals that help me cut my expenses whenever possible. This time of year is the best time to find those great deals. While compiling the list for myself this year, I decided it would be a good idea to share that list with you, so here it is. Check back each day this week, because I will add new deals as they become available! (Note: I’ve used my affiliate link for each product, but of course, you could choose to simply search for it on your own if, for some reason, you’d prefer to do it that way).
Tesla Themes – THE DEAL: Get 50% off on all themes and subscription plans from November 29th to December 3rd. Use coupon code WEEKENDSALE – With interesting responsive designs, good documentation, sample data, the Tesla framework, and great support, Tesla themes are a popular choice. Tesla will be launching two new themes soon, so now would be a good time to get one of the plans that give you access to all the themes.
Themify Themes – THE DEAL: Get 30% off on all themes, club memberships, and the Builder plugin from November 29 to December 2! Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY during checkout to get the deal – All Themify responsive WordPress themes now include the ability to create designs for your website by dragging and dropping. Build beautiful, responsive layouts that work for desktop, tablets, and mobile using our intuitive “what you see is what you get” drag & drop Builder with live edits and previews.
MyThemeShop Themes – THE DEAL: Get an AMAZING 91% off on over 60 themes. Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY13 – Ends 11/29 at 11:59 – UPDATE: CYBERMONDAY SPECIAL – Get any theme for just $8.99, use code CYBERMONDAY – This is a major deal at 91% off, and since each theme is very well priced to begin with, it’s a no-brainer. Really, it means only paying $8.95. Nice! Responsive themes, full premium support and lifetime upgrades.
WPEngine – THE DEAL: Sign up for an annual plan and get 4 FREE months of hosting! Just use the special offer code “cyberhostspecial13” when signing up. Offer valid 11/29/13 to 12/02/13 – Be sure to sign up by the end of Cyber Monday! – WPEngine is fully-managed WordPress hosting. This is the hosting company to aspire to when cheap, shared hosting is no longer enough. The service is highly regarded for its support and WordPress serving expertise. If your site needs speed, security, and scalability, WPEngine is the best.
Themeforest – THE DEAL: Get themes for the top 4 eCommerce Platforms with monthly updates for 3 months for only $20 (worth $240). Get themes for WooCommerce, Magento, OpenCart, and PrestaShop. Offer ends 12/3/2013, at 12pm AEDT – Themeforest is by far the most comprehensive source for Premium WordPress themes (Can also get other types of templates and themes besides WordPress). I use Themeforest often because the themes are beautiful, full-featured, and vary in style and functionality.
Hostgator – THE DEAL: 60% OFF Hosting (Starting at $1.98/month) for all new hosting accounts (all servers) and $4.50 domains for .COM/NET/ORG/INFO/BIZ. Plus…limited time flash sales each day for 75% OFF Hosting. 11/29/2013 – 12/3/2013. Begins and ends midnight CST. – Despite the fact that Hostgator was recently bought out by a less-than-stellar company, it’s still my go-to shared hosting company. I’ve not yet found a better source for cheap shared hosting.
Themematcher – THE DEAL: $30 discount – Get access to the ‘professional’ theme for $37, which is a HUGE $30 discount off the professional theme. You must use the coupon code of “DONNA” to get this discount. Offer good from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Themematcher instantly converts an HTML site to WordPress by using images, styles and layout from your existing website, and then converting it into an optimized WordPress Theme. It doesn’t work for all sites, but the cool thing is that you can try it first, and if it works, you can grab it, and if it doesn’t, you can just walk away and code from scratch. I’d say about 3/4 of the sites I’ve tried to convert via Themematcher have been able to be converted. This is a great way to get an old HTML site moved into WordPress.
Sitemile WordPress Themes – THE DEAL: Use BLACK38 coupon for a 38% discount. Offer good Black Friday Week. – Sitemile offers WordPress themes that are geared towards specific functionalities, such as classified ads, auctions, microjob sites, job boards, and groupon-type sites. If your site needs functionality outside of the norm, Sitemile might have what you need.
Authentic Themes – THE DEAL: A 38% discount on all subscriptions for as long as you stay subscribed without interruption. Offer good from November 29, 2013 through December 2, 2013. USE COUPON CODE: BLCKFRDY2013 – Authentic Themes is a nice WordPress theme club, started by a theme developer I trust – AJ Clarke – that allows you to use any and all of its themes for one low price. I joined this one the day he opened it up.
Soliloquy Responsive Slider – THE DEAL: Get 33% off all Thanksgiving week! Use the code THANKS13 – Soliloquy is arguably the best responsive slider plugin for WordPress. With drag-and-drop reordering of slides, SEO friendly metadata and markup, HTML captions (even iframes), touch-swipe support, slider widget-enabled, and so much more, it’s top of its class in sliders.
Themefurnace Themes – THE DEAL: Get 50% off every theme and club until December 4th, 2013. Use HAPPY13 coupon code. – Boasting red hot designs and rock solid support, these themes are making waves. Built-in Nivo slider, custom widgets and options make customizing these themes a breeze. At half-price, the developer club would be a great choice right now.
Websavvy Genesis Themes – THE DEAL: Get 20% off every premium theme until December 2nd, 2013. Use GOBBLE13 as the coupon code, and the code is case-sensitive so copy it as shown here. – A LOT of people use the Genesis framework for WordPress, and Websavvy offers great responsive Genesis child themes. Each theme comes with the PSDs and xml demo data, so you can easily set up your new theme just like the demo. These are some of the more interesting – and unique – WordPress themes I’ve seen in a while. (I kinda dig the Elsa theme, personally).
Magazine3 Themes – THE DEAL: Get 40% off every theme and every license. Begins: November 29, 2013. Ends: December 2nd, 2013. Discount Code: DISCOUNTMADNESS2013 – Responsive magazine-style themes from a company that believes in supporting its customers until a problem is solved. If you want a theme that makes your site look professional, with the features the big guys use, Magazine3 has you covered.
OptinMonster Plugin – THE DEAL: Get 35% OFF on all OptinMonster Plans from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. The discount code is: BF2013 – This is the hot new optin form plugin that everyone is raving about. In just 60 seconds, you can create an optin form that targets specific pages, categories or even specific user behavior. Use A/B testing and analytics to tweak it to perfection.
Slidervilla Slider Plugins – THE DEAL: Get a flat 30% discount on all the slider plugins and packages. Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY13 on the checkout page and get 30% OFF on cart total. Offer valid from November 29 to December 2. – These are some of my all-time favorite sliders. Nothing compares, in my opinion. I’ve used a few of these, and they look amazing. Below is just one example.