Jake Caputo, who has been selling WordPress themes via ThemeForest for about 10 months, has decided to try out what he calls “an experiment” in his newly launched brand ThemeThrift. At ThemeThrift, right now, his latest theme Modest is available for whatever you want to pay for it. $20, $10, or even for nothing at all.
Caputo says the site itself is truly an experiment, and depending on how successful the downloads and sales go he’ll either stick with the model or try something new.
As for the countdown timer on the site says, the theme will be available for download for only the next seven days. Or, as Caputo put it when we chatted, “The countdown means I’m shooting the theme into space, never to be heard from again.”
ThemeThrift launched just after the latest Weekly Theme Show was recorded, so we won’t be chatting about it (or Modest) until next week’s show. Until then, though, what do you think of ThemeThrift and Caputo’s latest idea?