It’s 21st September—the day when Catch Themes officially came into existence. It’s been 5 years today that we have been serving you all with our high quality, clean, simple yet striking WordPress themes and plugins with an amazing support.
We feel very jovial to announce you all that we are celebrating our 5th birthday at Catch Themes. We have come a long way and we want to take this chance to thank you all who have helped Catch Themes grow in any way. Catch Themes has been able to become a leading WordPress theme and plugin development company of Nepal, and it’s all because of you guys. You already have been using our products, feeding our blog, or are our loyal Twitter follower and a fan of us on Facebook. It has been amazing serving you all for 5 years… and here’s to the next one and many more to come!
Who We Are
Catch Themes was born in 2012 when Sakin was trying to make a website of his own, sakinshrestha.com. He downloaded the default WordPress theme: “Twenty Eleven“. However, it didn’t have enough functionality for his purposes, so he made some alterations — he added some sliders, boxes, and menus, and got it ready to launch his website. Since he had created a new theme, he figured he would add it to the themes library. He called it Catch Box, created the name Catch Themes for the submission, and submitted the theme to Catch Themes in wordpress.org.
On the day the theme went live in Catch Themes in wordpress.org theme repository, it was downloaded over 500 times, and the number of downloads kept going up every day. The theme became so successful that it was one of the top-5 themes on WordPress at one point. Having his theme become one of the top 5 Themes on WordPress.org gave Sakin the push that he needed to start product development. He made another theme, Simple Catch, from scratch, and Catch Themes started accepting donations. Eventually, he created Catch Box Pro and Simple Catch Pro on 21st Sept 2012, and that is how Catch Themes was officially in business.
Catch Themes in Numbers
Catch Themes now has 36 premium WordPress themes, 32 free WordPress themes, 2 premium WordPress plugins, and 5 free WordPress plugins available. Our themes are highly customizable, easy to set up, secure, and come packaged with effective support. Our themes have been downloaded over 3.7 million times, and we have a total of 120.6 thousand active installs including both Free and Pro themes. Talking about our WordPress plugins, they have more than 30,000 active installs including Free and Pro both. Catch Themes has solved more than 9,400 issues till today.
New Theme Launch!
Marking our 5th birthday, we’re launching a brand new portfolio WordPress theme—Clean Portfolio Pro. We also have a free version of this theme—Clean Portfolio.
Clean Portfolio Pro is a super clean and beautiful multi purpose portfolio WordPress theme that will definitely put your website in the spotlight. Clean Portfolio Pro is highly resourceful and graphically stunning, attractive and engaging, easy to use and highly responsive portfolio WordPress theme that is suitable for any kind of website. It is super user-friendly, has a very easy working interface and saves so much time with zero requirements of coding. Clean Portfolio Pro is simple yet elegant and doesn’t include the unnecessarily fancy animations and graphic effects, and instead focuses more on your content. It has been crafted with minimal design and great attention to typography. The theme is highly responsive and functions beautifully across all devices. With Clean Portfolio Pro, create an individual online presence and build your clientele. Clean Portfolio Pro takes care of everything!
New Plugin Launch!
Similarly, we are also launching our two new plugins for WordPress—Catch Instagram Feed Gallery & Widget Pro and Essential Content Types Pro to mark our 5th anniversary.
The Catch Instagram Feed Gallery & Widget plugin comes in two variations—Catch Instagram Feed Gallery & Widget Pro and Catch Instagram Feed Galley & Widget Free.
Catch Instagram Feed Gallery & Widget Pro allows you to display your Instagram images and videos in an attractive way. The plugin provides you with various customization options to showcase your Instagram feeds in the way you want. Catch Instagram Feed Gallery & Widget Pro comes with many crucial features, such as, display by username/tags, layout options, column options, load more options, lightbox, image padding option, likes & comments count option, and more. Try our new Instagram plugin for WordPress and display your Instagram assets in a unique way!
Essential Content Types Pro—a premium WordPress plugin is inspired by Jetpack’s Custom Content Types feature. It allows you to feature the most impressive content through different content/post types on your website just the way you like it. Essential Content Types Pro is extremely lightweight, and supports all the themes on WordPress. As the name suggests, Essential Content Types Pro has only the “essential” elements. It includes the features that WordPressers use the most. The plugin allows you to add up to four custom post types—portfolio, testimonials, featured content, and services. It also includes shortcodes, widgets, custom post type, and more. Essential Content Types Pro has it all to showcase your imposing content elegantly and also takes up lesser space.
Offer and Sale (5th Year Anniversary Special)
And the exciting part of our 5th year anniversary—we are offering 30% Flat Discount on all our premium WordPress themes and plugins for 2 weeks. Please use the Coupon Code CATCH5ANI at the checkout page.
It is Catch Theme’s way to thank everyone for the love and support we’ve received over the last 5 years. Whether you are a long-time user of our products or just a casual visitor, we’re really honored that you stop in and use our products. We hope that we can continue to provide you all with our value and services, as we have since the beginning of the time, in the coming days too.
On behalf of the whole team, Thank You All!