Authentic Themes is a brand new addition to the market. The provider promises modern designs and high quality at a low price, as well as one new premium theme, at least, each month.
The American theme developer AJ Clarke started Authentic Themes in collaboration with the British designer Matt Tucker in 2012. Since mid-2013 is the platform now officially is available to all WordPress users? AJ Clarke has long been one of the elite WordPress theme authors but up until now, his themes have only been available on the Envato Marketplace, ThemeForest.
The Authentic Themes team have worked over a long period of time to develop a fine collection of premium WordPress themes and they promise a least one brand new theme each month. Theme are 100% responsive and categories include business, magazine, photography and portfolio. All themes are clean, modern and functional and all are powered by the Authentic framework and corresponding plug-ins. In addition, there are two free themes, which are perfect for blog sites. The most visually impressive are the full screen photo theme for photographers and the modern portfolio theme, which comes in a stylish grid layout.
Authentic themes provides its customers with a variety of useful options and tools. The Authentic Themes shortcodes and plug-ins, for example, allow you to manipulate the content on your WordPress site and useful information on the setup and installation is provided.
The majority of Authentic Themes’ support is offered via the Knowledge Base. New articles are regularly added and the older ones are updated and kept relevant. For further advice you can contact the Authentic Themes team themselves via the ticketing system. All themes also have a GPL License, so you can modify the files once you have bought them.
Purchase and Payment
Authentic Themes only offer their themes via subscription types. However, at just $40 per year, the standard membership is one of the cheapest on the market. The Standard package grants access to all current and future Premium WordPress Themes, regular theme updates, access to the Knowledge Base and the GPL 2.0 license.
The Developer Package costs $80 per year and it gives you all that the Standard package gives you but with the additional access to all files.
For the price of $250, which you only pay once, you get the lifetime membership. This package offers access to all theme files and will last a lifetime, without incurring any extra costs.