In today’s article, we take a stroll down memory lane and look back about ten years. We take a glance at how popular WordPress theme providers website design looked like in the past.
I hardly remember what websites I had at that time. However, I started with WordPress 2008 and I remember a lot of these WordPress theme providers listed in today’s article around the current time.
I have listed 20 popular WordPress theme providers that have been around and in the business for over ten years. It’s incredible to see how their website designs have evolved and changed over the years.
I have used two tools to grab screenshots and get information when these theme providers registered their websites.
The tools I’ve used is the Wayback Machine – Internet Archive, which is a fantastic site to see how the web looked in the past. They have over 411 billion web pages saved by today, which is impressive numbers. The other tool is Whois.com to generate domain information.
So here comes a blast from the past. A tip is to compare the images below with how these popular WordPress theme providers website designs look like today. It may differ a great deal!
Check Out How 20 Popular WordPress Theme Providers Websites Looked in the Past
TemplateMonster is a huge marketplace that has been in business since 2002, which makes TemplateMonster one of the oldest players in the industry.
They have a wide variety of WordPress themes, WooCommerce themes, WordPress plugins, HTML templates, but also other CMS templates such as Joomla templates, Drupal themes, and more. Here is a screenshot of the TemplateMonster website from 2003-06-18.
TemplateMonster domain creation date: 2002-04-26.
Check out how the TemplateMonster website looks today
» TemplateMonster – 2020
Elegant Themes is one of the largest WordPress theme clubs today, with around 650K customers. Nick Roach is the founder of Elegant Themes,
This article was written by Peter Nilsson and originally published on WP Pluginsify.