Howdy from sea!
My name is Nicolas and I’m the founder of OceanWP
a totally free WordPress theme with premium features and quality.
If you’d like to learn how the idea about OceanWP came to life, you’ve come to the right place.
It all started back in 2012 – I just wanted to create a blog. So I searched the web on how to create a website, and I found WordPress.
At that time, I didn’t know what WordPress even was. I was like many of you – a beginner.
I watched multiple video tutorials on how to use it. Soon afterwards, I began to change the default WordPress theme. As expected, the result was very bad. After hours and hours of work, my project finally began to look like something.
My achievement motivated and inspired me to experiment more. Soon, I began adding new features to free WordPress themes and improving them. That’s when I realized I loved it.
I fell in love with WordPress, codes, challenges, improvements… The next step was to improve my skills even more.
In 2013, I started working in a small business that sell custom WordPress themes. Even though this venture lasted for a few months, I found it to be crucial when it came to my experience. I learned a lot about WordPress development.
During 2014 & 2015 – I worked as a freelancer, creating sites with WordPress. That’s when I noticed a huge pain point. There were a lot of free themes in WordPress theme library, but none that exactly suited the client projects.
Because of this, for every project I worked on, I either had to build a complete theme from scratch or purchase a premium theme. This type of project management was not only time-consuming, but it also increased the price of the service.
On top of that, my clients would often ask me how to achieve specific manipulations and customizations due to the complexity of some of the premium themes. And that was the moment when the idea about OceanWP first came to my mind.
I wanted to build a free theme that I could easily change or adapt depending on the project.
After months of hard work in 2016, I built OceanWP – a completely free and easy-to-set-up theme. OceanWP was meant to make the web a better place and provide the WordPress community with some amazing features.
You know what the absolutely the greatest thing about OceanWP is? It’s a complete fit, both for developers and clients. Its functionality can be extended with free or premium extensions, or by using the code library. All available options make OceanWP a joy to work with, regardless whether you’re a professional developer with good knowledge of codes, a website designer or a hobby WordPress user.
With the OceanWP theme, anyone can create a professional-looking, beautiful website regardless of their web design/development experience.
I am sure you’ll love the OceanWP theme. But the only way you can be certain of it is to simply try it 🙂 It’s completely free to download and use – now and forever.
If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to send me a message with your suggestions.
I look forward to hearing from you.